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Flint water crisis charities under the microscope

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

A Texas-based charity is being warned about its fundraising connected to the Flint water crisis.

Michigan’s attorney general says FlintUnleaded.org may be violating the state’s laws on charitable solicitations.

Andrea Bitely is with the attorney general’s office.    She says they’re keeping an eye on charities claiming to raise money for Flint.

“We’re making sure that folks know how to donate to an organization that will actually get the dollars that they want to Flint,” says Bitely.

Bitely says the Texas-based charity has been warned, adding she can’t comment on any specific, current civil or criminal investigations.

FlintUnleaded.org is the second in the past few weeks to be warned about a lack of transparency and questions about where the money it is raising will eventually go.

Information on charities can be found on the state website under “Charitable Trust."

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