We the People seeking Justice for Caylee Marie
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Since the murder of Caylee Marie Anthony many have stepped forward to make profit off her murder. Her Grandparents George and Cindy Anthony have set up (2) separate foundations in the name of Caylee Marie Anthony. The State of Florida has failed to establish protection for Caylee Marie and her estate. This has opened the door for anyone who finds the need to dance on her grave and profit, can do so. George and Cindy Anthony set up an original foundation in the name of Caylee Marie stating the foundation would help in the search for missing and murdered children. They purchased a new boat( out of the funds in that foundation) just in case the opportunity ever arose they might need it. That never happened and they gained a boat. Shortly after the foundation was established and the cash flow began it soon became apparent Cindy Anthony who was trustee of the fund opted to pay her and her husband 2.5 million dollars and called it operating funds. To our knowledge no child was ever helped with any money that was donated to Caylee's Fund. All of a sudden the fund was empty and the next thing we hear is Dr. Phil is having the Anthonys on his show. There is a promise of money in the amount 500 grand on the table and a new jeep. The conditions of this interview as reported and alleged was Dr. Phil would put the money in the New Second Caylee's Foundation that is now set up to help grandparents get rights and for Caylee's law. Lets first establish George nor Cindy Anthony had anything to do with Caylee's Law being set up in the first place and there would be NO charges incurred for this law to be put into place or to be enforced. As far as helping grandparents with rights it is apparent that neither George nor CIndy Anthony have any legal knowledge to be able aid and or assist grandparents in the first place. We know the Anthonys paid themselves over 2.5 million dollars for their operating fees from the first fund. We know they purchased a new boat with funds from the first fund and to the best of our knowledge and information supplied to the public they never at anytime assisted any missing child or performed any searches. But, yet 86 percent of the money in Caylee's First Fund was paid out to them. Now the second fund who knows whats going on with that? We know for sure that Dr. Phil made a huge donation to it, but other than that. There is NO proof that they used one dime to finance Caylee's law. This is corruption at its highest level and all on the grave of a murdered child. No money for murder is what we believe in. No grandparent should ever PROFIT off the murder of their grandchild. No grandparent should ever be allowed to set up funds and foundations in the name of a murdered child and have NO accountability for what that money was donated for. We the People seeking Justice for Caylee want this investigated and we need to know who is going to be held accountable for money that should have been put into Caylees estate in her name. Please sign the petition for Justice . We seek justice for Caylee Marie as she is the only victim in this case and she has been silenced. We the people seeking Justice for Caylee Marie Anthony approve this message. You have an obligation to the public to ensure that murdered children are not being taken advantage of and that funds and foundations that are being set up are proper, legal and legit regardless of who is setting them up. We have to question if this was anyone else besides her grandparents if you would be more willing to investigate. It should make no difference who set the fund and foundation up when it comes to investigating to ensure funds are being used appropriately.
Furthermore this is in violation as listed in an article posted on July 6, 2012 as written below: We DEMAND an INVESTIGATION into this FRAUD by the Anthonys who have profited off the murder of Caylee Marie and Funneled Money to a Jail where her alleged murderer was incarcerated.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Dr. Phil got Cindy and George Anthony, the parents of Casey Anthony and the grandparents of Caylee Anthony, to appear on his eponymous television show last September. Were they paid? The Sentinel doesn’t say so, but it reports on a People magazine article that says that Dr. Phil McGraw did pay $600,000 to Caylee’s Fund. Was it a quid pro quo or did McGraw simply happen to feel motivated to contribute to the charity at around the same time that the elder Anthonys appeared on his show?
As of last month, the charity was dissolved, with $100,000 left in its coffers that was distributed to three other charities according to the grandparents’ attorney, Mark Lippman. People believes that the McGraw payment went to support Casey Anthony who, as everyone knows, was acquitted of her daughter’s murder.
Actually, papers [PDF] dissolving the entity known as Caylee’s Fund Foundation were filed with the Florida Secretary of State in May, signed by Lippman the attorney as its registered agent, based on a vote of the “members” of the corporation on May 22, 2012. The articles of incorporation for the fund, filed on July 19, 2011, establishing it as a “Florida not-for-profit” corporation are a little thin – just one page. The articles say the fund is “exclusively for charitable purposes that qualifies (sic) under IRC ss. 501(c)(3), including advocating for grandparents rights with regard to grandchildren and assisting grandparents of missing, neglected, or exploited grandchildren.”
If Casey Anthony received any money from the fund, it would violate Article VII in the amended articles of incorporation, filed August 2011, which disallowed any of the earnings of the fund to go “to its directors, officers, or other private persons, except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered …”
Let’s set the timeline. Caylee’s Fund is created as a Florida not-for-profit July 2011. The interview with George and Cindy Anthony is shown on Dr. Phil’s TV show in three parts, beginning on September 13, 2011, followed by Part 2 on September 14 and Part 3 on September 19.The trustees of Caylee’s Fund then vote to dissolve the entity in May of 2012, meaning that the charity was alive less than a calendar year. Presumably, if People magazine is correct, McGraw made a payment of $600,000 to the fund during the Fund’s brief 10-month lifespan. On the show, McGraw said that the Anthonys were not being paid for their appearance. The website for Caylee’s Fund is down.
Caylee’s Fund isn’t the first of the Anthony family’s charities. Another foundation with Cindy Anthony as the nominal contact, the Caylee Marie Anthony Foundation, is reportedly defunct, though it is listed by Guidestar as a 501(c)(3), albeit without a Form 990 posted and in the IRS Publication 78 as a (c)(3) public charity still legally available to receive tax deductible contributions. This foundation is widely believed to have been used to fund an “inmate commissary account” for Casey Anthony, an account from which an incarcerated person (as Casey was during her trial) canpurchase clothing, soaps and shampoos, food stuffs and candy from the commissary provider in the jail.Caylee’s Fund doesn’t appear as a 501(c)(3) in Publication 78, which is the authoritative list of IRS-approved charities.
The Casey Anthony trial created a subculture that need not be revived here. But the brief and all too vague history of Caylee’s Fund as well as the other Caylee foundation creates an impression of a none too salutary charitable organization.
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