tag:charlesortel.com,2013:/posts Charles Ortel 2023-02-24T12:02:54Z Charles Ortel tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/1087351 2016-09-07T00:33:51Z 2023-02-24T12:02:54Z Concentrating on Clinton Foundation Facts

The attached Executive Summary continues an investigation into the Clinton Foundation public record begun, by chance, in February 2015.

Since then, questions have started to swirl around the various entities that comprise what I call the Clinton Charity Network: a group of entities supported by a variety of donors from inside the United States and around the world.

Beginning today, and regularly thereafter, numerous detailed Exhibits will examine the known public record of the Clinton Charity Network within the context of applicable state, federal, and foreign laws.

The next Exhibit, Exhibit 1, is scheduled to follow the Executive Summary late on 7 September 2016.

To the extent feasible, comments and suggestions made via this website will be returned by email.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/1054550 2016-05-23T03:37:52Z 2023-02-24T12:02:46Z A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti

State, federal, and foreign laws bar public charities from being run for private gain in interstate commerce—which means, by using the mail, telephones or the internet. The Clinton Foundation’s complex operations (it is not just one entity but a web of them) do not comply with this requirement. Nor does the Clinton Foundation ever seem to have submitted its financial records to an independent, properly certified audit by a qualified accounting firm. 

Overall I consider the Clinton Foundation to be a charity fraud network. I base this conclusion on my review of extensive data about its operations including the activities of the Clinton family and their friends in Haiti, a nation that has suffered many disasters, both natural and manmade.

What possesses powerful, wealthy, and educated persons to prey on the most desperately poor humans on earth as they posture as "philanthropists”?  And why has there been no government oversight?

Expect an increased flow of detailed disclosures centering upon Exhibits 1 through 40 through this website, and continued reaction to breaking developments via my twitter account (@CharlesOrtel).

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/1051508 2016-05-16T03:34:25Z 2023-02-24T12:02:38Z The Real Clinton Foundation Record is Getting Exposed

Readers who visit Clinton Foundation websites are forgiven for believing information found there presents the complete record.

In fact, key documents and disclosures are missing or contradict other filings that a persistent investigator only finds by scanning a raft of state, federal, and foreign databases.

Today's posting concentrates upon explaining certain issues that are subjects of growing media interest, but fall outside the chronological order of forthcoming Exhibits 1 through 40, that explain history important to an assessment of Clinton Foundation filings for 23 October 1997 through 31 December 2010.

As this posting discusses in detail, the biggest issue presented by revelations concerning a $2 million private investment arranged by a Clinton Foundation entity is whether this entity, the Clinton Global Initiative, Inc ("New CGI") is even a duly constituted tax-exempt charity.

Furthermore, if New CGI was never a validly constituted tax-exempt charity, how was the tax and legal status of its parent, the Clinton Foundation, affected?

Meanwhile, much larger issues surround Clinton family connections to Laureate Education Inc., its key executives, investors, and affiliates.

Do not listen to surface level media reports that fail to consider the complete public record.

Join me in engaging upon "stubborn facts".

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/1045804 2016-05-02T22:12:09Z 2022-06-19T23:16:46Z The In-Depth Process Begins

In this letter, I explain my general approach to analyzing Clinton Foundation public filings, and list out specific topics that will shortly be covered in extensive detail.

To the extent feasible, I will explain the issues deserving attention so that the general public can understand my concerns, and also so that financial and accounting experts can evaluate whether I am correct.

As you consider these materials, please remember a simple thing: financial reports for a given year are only as solid as the reports from prior years that they rest upon. 

Particularly when red flags are fluttering (restatements, management turnover, restructurings, mergers, and changes in accounting firms are clear warning signs), the general public and particularly regulators and government authorities should examine public filings with special care, or even intense concern.

Please read this information carefully. If you agree that it deserves attention, please circulate it to your friends and especially to any regulators you may know, inside and outside the United States.

Thank you for you attention and stay tuned for much more.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/1045209 2016-05-02T01:18:58Z 2022-06-19T23:16:40Z Brief Update and [Non-Monetary] Appeal

Get ready for lots more analysis of the Clinton Foundation.

I will soon start posting new, in-depth, detailed reports explaining what I have found in the public record concerning the Clinton Foundation. In the latest document, I provide information concerning some of the new avenues we shall start exploring in coming days.

And while I am not asking for money, please join me in trying to force government authorities to do the jobs they have neglected to do for so long, indeed for almost 20 years.

To move government regulators to act, we must excite more investigative journalists to ask probing questions and we must raise the level of interest among citizens inside and outside this counrty.

When you read my forthcoming reports, and when you check for yourself, you will see that the Clinton Foundation still operates far outside laws that regulate all charities, and particularly those that work internationally, from a U.S. base.

So what can you do?

You can share my work with friends.

You can send it to contacts in the media and in state, federal, and foreign governments.

If you want to stay more closely in touch, you can follow me (@CharlesOrtel) on twitter--I try to provide regular updates using twitter that direct you to my site for more detailed infromation.

Most tax-exempt organizations play by strict rules--the Clinton Foundation should not continue to be the flagrant example that it has been for almost 20 years.

Please join me in trying to force Clinton Foundation trustees to do their jobs, and to obey the law, or suffer the consequences.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/1000699 2016-02-25T02:55:23Z 2022-06-19T23:16:33Z It's Time to Press For an Investigation of the Clinton Foundation

From beginnings in the state of Arkansas in 1997, the Clinton Foundation quickly grew to become a sprawling international organization after 2001, despite the fact that this tax-exempt entity was only authorized to serve as a facility devoted to the study of Bill Clinton’s tenure as president of the United States.

Especially from 2001 onwards, state, federal, and foreign governments have never regulated material defects in many Clinton Foundation public disclosures. Material deficiencies exist in documents ranging from filings from applications before the I.R.S., to registrations before U.S. state and foreign governments, to annual reports required in numerous legal jurisdictions.


From January 2001 through January 2009, when apparent unauthorized and illegal activities began and first escalated, Republicans were in control of the Executive Branch and had substantial influence in the House of Representatives, and in the Senate.

Was a decision reached in this period to give the Clinton Foundation free reign to operate outside any effective governmental controls--if so, by whom?

Since January 2009, even though Republicans held reduced influence within the federal government, many have held authority to investigate and to prosecute manifest unauthorized and illegal operating and fundraising activities of the Clinton Foundation.

Still, and even after multiple public and private warnings, no progress has resulted in attempting to bring the Clinton Foundation into compliance with strict U.S. state and federal laws.

So, perhaps we must rely on foreign government authorities to investigate obvious discrepancies in Clinton Foundation filings with records of major donors.

Please read the attached Executive Summary and then join with me, and with other citizens who believe that all public charities must be operated in strict compliance with applicable laws.

No individual stands above the law. And no person, not even a leading candidate for president of the United States is “too big to jail”, because government authorities and the major U.S. political parties are too conflicted to protect inherent interests of “we, the people”.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/963716 2016-01-04T21:59:51Z 2022-06-19T23:16:29Z 10 Predictions For the Clinton Foundation in 2016

Evaluation of Clinton Foundation public filings inside and outside the United States continues.

Starting 11 January 2016, I will publish additional detailed analyses that are designed to serve the audience of journalists, professionals, and government authorities familiar with the suite of laws and accounting guidelines that regulate IRS-approved public charities operating internationally.

For now, this brief update targets  the general public and spares you consideration of the voluminous body of financial figures and words that Clinton Foundation entities send to the IRS,  to regulators in key U.S. states, and to foreign authorities.

Though the subject of a given charity’s public disclosures is ordinarily dull, this case is a special one, particularly during what shapes up now as a momentous election year.

Here are 10 predictions, centered on the Clinton Foundation, that could affect developments during 2016 in many geographic locations.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/938852 2015-11-24T23:01:14Z 2019-08-07T09:26:48Z The Clinton Foundation Refiled, but the Errors Remain

When you understand relevant accounting rules and laws, you will reach a simple conclusion: the Clinton Foundation (including all of its various corporate subsidiaries and "initiatives") has been operating boldly and illegally out of control, in plain view of the general public and government authorities.

Consider this, at no time in Bill Clinton's post-presidency has any Clinton Foundation entity provided a proper, independent audit of financial statements, even as trustees, management, and professional advisors solicited donations across the United States and around the world using telephones, mails, and digital media.

This means there has never been legally required verification of financial claims made in Clinton Foundation public disclosures by independent, professional accountants.

As of this moment, and since 2000, it is simply not possible to "follow the money" and understand, with confidence, what actually may have happened to billions of dollars sent toward the Clinton Foundation. 

Special rules do not yet apply to charities that are run by former Presidents and by aspiring Presidents of the United States of America.

General Exhibit 3 helps you understand the scope and potential significance of evident failures by Clinton Foundation trustees to maintain effective control over operations of this high profile charity.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/935664 2015-11-18T16:35:31Z 2019-03-05T09:07:29Z The Clinton Foundation Did it Yet Again

Late on 16 November 2015, the Clinton Foundation filed tax returns for itself and for its largest operation (Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. or "New CHAI") concerning 2014. Also filed were amended tax returns for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 for the main Foundation and amended tax returns for 2012 and for 2013 for New CHAI.

This is not the first time that the Clinton Foundation has amended tax filings--these new filings and amendments, coming on the heels of controversies that started to acquire focus by August 2013, raise numerous widening concerns.

The attached "Special Interim Report" concetrates upon certain issues having to do with New CHAI and with the largest physical asset inside the main Foundation--the Little Rock, Arkansas campus.

Interested readers are urged to follow links that help explain certain requirements diligent accountants are supposed to heed when preparing their "certified independent audits" for clients such as the Clinton Foundation and New CHAI.

Expect lots more supporting analysis in the near future.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/928711 2015-11-06T16:32:48Z 2023-02-24T12:02:32Z Have the Clintons Turned New York into the Epicenter for Global Disaster Relief Charity Frauds?

Welcome Washington Examiner readers. Here is a link to some prior work: Are Clinton Foundation Agents and Principals Truly Too Big to Jail? Here is a link to the Charity Fraud Countdown Clock.

Natural disasters strike all too often. After they do, fraudsters scurry out behind “false-front” charities and insert themselves between the growing global community of generous donors and truly needy victims.

Disaster relief charity fraud is a serious, escalating problem because it is so easy to perform and quite tough to police--just consider recent reports of such scams that are said to involve celebrities and even official government-linked enterprises, including many tied to the U.S. government and to the United Nations.

These first two General Exhibits introduce those who might have little familiarity with how financial frauds operate to warning signs that experts watch for, and to special and strict laws designed in New York state to catch charity fraud.

Trustees are one protection against charity fraud, assuming they take their solemn duties seriously and are given leave to exercise them independently. Particularly in the early period starting in 2001, Trustees do not seem to have been truly independent, nor did they take their duties seriously enough, judging from a close and ongoing review of Clinton Foundation public filings.

Competent, engaged, and independent accountants are another bulwark against charity fraud; however, from 2001 to present, no accounting firm associated with Clinton Foundation actually completed a proper audit of any Clinton Foundation entity, as is strictly required under numerous laws.

Read these first two Exhibits carefully and start to see for yourself how serious uncured problems are with regard to Clinton Foundation public disclosures and operating practices.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/927726 2015-11-04T23:43:38Z 2021-11-14T05:24:16Z Are Clinton Foundation Principals and Agents Truly Too Big to Jail?

Controversies swirling today in the press concerning public disclosures of the Clinton Foundation miss many important points.

Materially misleading historical tax returns and audited financial statements filed for Clinton Health Access, Initiative, Inc. (operating internationally from a base in Boston, MA) are just one small portion of a far larger set of epic problems with the entire Clinton Foundation complex of supposed charities.

Exhibits and Appendices presented starting today attempt to explain the wider set of issues that trustees, executives, substantial donors, connected insiders, and professional advisors must address and remedy before a hard deadline passes on midnight, 16 November 2015.

Pressure rises most upon several supposedly independent and accredited accounting firms that appear to have been duped by false and materially misleading representations made to them in the course of issuing “audits” for calendar years 2001 through 2013.

It is impossible for trustees to meet the imminent disclosure deadline lawfully without amending and explaining multiple years of false and materially misleading public disclosures that remained outstanding as Clinton Foundation principals and agents illegally solicited donations across state and national boundaries using the mails, telephones, and digital media.

Time is of the essence.

Will U.S. and foreign government authorities move to punish those responsible for operating a global disaster charity fraud whose scale, so far runs into the many billions of U.S. dollars?

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/925366 2015-10-31T17:12:08Z 2018-08-04T23:27:19Z Clinton Foundation: Important Moments Ahead

When you read my First and Second Interim Reports on the Clinton Foundation and its constituent elements, when you examine the facts for yourself, and particularly when you consider the more detailed analysis forthcoming starting 2 November 2015 on this site, you will understand that government authorities (inside and outside the United States) eventually will assist in exposing, and then punishing those responsible for massive, as yet unprosecuted charity frauds involving disaster relief.


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/903270 2015-09-10T03:33:01Z 2021-10-26T13:59:35Z Second Interim Report on the Clinton Foundation

If you'd like to receive updates as more exhibits are released, you should fill out this form

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/848169 2015-04-28T14:51:03Z 2016-07-26T15:21:36Z The Clinton Foundation Appears Too Flawed to Fix

I start to explain why in this interview--next written report is scheduled for release late 30 April 2015 on www.charlesortel.com.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/843709 2015-04-20T22:03:26Z 2021-08-18T09:04:28Z The Latest Available Clinton Foundation Filings Appear Deceptive

My interest in the Clinton Foundation financial disclosures was originally sparked by an article written in the New York Times entitled “Unease at Clinton Foundation over Finances and Ambitions.”

Considering this article with the benefit of hindsight after having poured through reams of public filings and comments made by the Clinton Foundation as well as related parties, one wonders how seriously management, directors, and other employees take their manifold legal duties, particularly when it comes to making truthful and complete disclosures.

Since August 2013, few investigative reporters have dug deeply enough below the surface of Clinton Foundation filings, seeking and finding answers to questions concerning the stated financial performance of significant constituent entities as well as the consolidated whole.

I have completed a summary review of these filings, and have attached a report which answers a few key questions. Specifically: 

  1. What do Clinton Foundation disclosures tell informed readers about the stewardship of billions of dollars in “charitable contributions” sent to Little Rock, to New York City, to Boston, to London, and to Stockholm from numerous donors with modest means, from wealthy and powerful donors, and from a host of governments and government-connected benefactors?
  2. Did management exercise vigilance to ensure that the Clinton Foundation actually carried out its original and its amended tax-exempt purposes?
  3. Did directors take reasonable care, as fiduciaries, under applicable state, federal, and foreign laws to operate this charity serving, at all times, a public interest?
  4. Are all business arrangements with material “related” parties fully and adequately disclosed in annual, publicly available filings that comparable charities regularly complete on time?

Or, do the Clintons, and others who operate the Clinton Foundation, function as Robin Hood in reverse? Do they dupe small, modest income donors to enrich themselves and cronies?

Headline Conclusions of the First Foundation Report

The truth is that it is difficult to perform penetrating analysis of publicly available financial information pertaining to the Clinton Foundation because, so far, it is not technically complete in numerous material respects.

The numbers that the Clinton Foundation supplies to the public in its legally mandated filings do not add up, are frequently incorrect, and appear to be materially misleading. In numerous cases, the Clinton Foundation appears to have followed inconsistent policies adding in appropriate portions of the various activities it pursued around the world to create “consolidated” financial statements.

As the attached report notes, In several instances portions were added only for some of the years in which the entities remained in operation, artificially enhancing purported financial results. In other cases, important elements of activity were improperly characterized and combined.

Meanwhile the Foundation solicits donations even though its informational filings are not in compliance with applicable law. Regulators at Federal, State, Local, and international levels are not doing what they should do to protect the public.


And how long must we wait before regulators at home and abroad remedy rampant and persistent deficiencies in the Clinton Foundation's operating and disclosure practices. 

The attached print report details ten specific concerns about the most recent Clinton Foundation filings. I invite your considered reaction. 

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/832085 2015-03-27T22:50:53Z 2016-07-26T15:21:48Z A Must read on Hillary from Jeff Gerth
Much more likely to come explaining differences that integrity and moral clarity do make
tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/830642 2015-03-26T02:40:59Z 2016-10-26T03:00:39Z Lessons from our Elders
I met a great grandfather on his 101st birthday when I was 14...so I have long enjoyed soaking up wisdom from wise forbears...such a treat tonight to learn more,aboyr Dads early work after Bohr Institute w Lockheed where apparently I was an infant among the hydrogen bomb team (not my Dad's project)
tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/826802 2015-03-19T02:19:10Z 2021-12-18T23:13:47Z A great Dad Conversation
Just now, I asked my Dad about his latest invention (in process). His answer (he holds numerous patents, a PhD in nuclear physics, and studied w Nils Bohr): it's a great solar polar solution with only one issue...it just may need a parallel universe to function best...but surely one exists. And that is a fun portion of my life...so grateful.
tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/826316 2015-03-18T12:44:03Z 2016-07-26T15:22:02Z Do your homework on the Muslim Brotherhood

In no way is it a "secular organization" and its aims run counter to America's. No informed and thinking person should deny the dire threats posed by ascendancy of this diabolical group. Yet, our President and his team seems captured by it. WAKE UP "FOLKS"!


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/825874 2015-03-17T16:43:43Z 2015-03-17T16:43:43Z Spoke last night about Putin on Chinese TV

The West in particular seriously under-estimates what Putin is trying to do and over-estimates our financial flexibility and ability to project military power against more potent, nuclear-armed adversaries such as Russia.

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/825739 2015-03-17T12:19:00Z 2015-04-14T06:32:24Z Clinton Foundation Filings Remain a Mess
There is much to consider so here is the second in a daily series. One wonders where charity ends and self promotion begins.
tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/825405 2015-03-16T17:45:27Z 2015-03-16T17:45:27Z Going on CCTV (Channel 134 in NYC) at 8:05 PM

To discuss Crimea/Russia--before then I will submit my latest piece to Breitbart diving into the details of already published Financial Reports for the Clinton Foundation that appear to contain material misstatements. These reports were published while Hillary served as a Director of the Foundation---if she cannot administer a comparatively small ($234 million in total revenues for 2012) charity, how will she steer a nation as big as America whose economy is more challenged than it ever has been?

tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/823571 2015-03-12T20:05:20Z 2018-07-18T20:59:46Z Who Cleared Huma Abedin to Review HRC Emails?

This is an important new summary or many issues that deserve INTENSE focus. And do not forget that Huma has a sister named Heba and a brother who also deserve attention!


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/822976 2015-03-11T20:30:59Z 2015-03-11T20:30:59Z Worth Reading: Obama's Failed Foreign Policies

There are many dots to connect thinking about all the places where American foreign policy has gone so badly off course since 20 January 2009. Tempting as it is to think about the pleasures inside our borders as we leave winter behind, consider studying this latest memo carefully and sharing it.


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/821905 2015-03-10T02:17:40Z 2015-03-10T02:17:41Z BC Partners' Investment in Teneo is a huge additional problem for Clintons
tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/819447 2015-03-05T12:46:12Z 2015-03-05T12:46:14Z So Hillary is Tampering with Evidence--This IS Different

Computer experts will explain that electronic records never actually disappear. In this case, there are lots of sloppy and greedy people involved---what one might attempt to destroy, another may still have. In the end, truth will out. Watch events in Egypt carefully--el Sisi must have LOTS of info, particularly email and other traffic American players thought was hidden, because it was sent in Arabic. I am guessing, not so much, and that NUMEROUS "folks" hacked the servers in DC, Chappaqua, as well as accounts of Teneo, Clinton Foundations. Moreover, there likely are many alias accounts (think Richard Windsor). Stay tuned.


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/818898 2015-03-04T17:47:58Z 2015-03-04T17:47:58Z The Muslim Brotherhood Operates AGAINST America

If anything is clear from daily scandal drippings, it must be that you simply should never believe anything that comes out from mouths of key Obama Administration personnel concerning the war America is losing against the obvious enemies carrying out radical Islamist jihad everywhere they can do so. Read this closely and please share:


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/816389 2015-02-27T15:37:10Z 2017-02-12T02:01:24Z Hillary Clinton will not win the Presidential Election

Facts matter--as the fog lifts over the battered economic landscape and Americans grow to appreciate that all President Obama has done is pile massive debts upon workers whose aftertax incomes remain under accentuating threat, the electorate that stayed home for Romney will come out in droves against Hillary, should Democrats unwisely select her. In this piece, I do not dive into why Benghazi and other foreign escapades under Hillary's watch DO matter. Stay tuned for much more on this and the web of conflicting interests that are part and part of the Team of Grifters who should not be allowed back inside the People's House EVER.


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/815444 2015-02-25T15:34:07Z 2017-04-28T11:32:55Z MUST READ: Muslim Brotherhood danger to U.S.

The Obama Administration is feeding the gullible a pack of lies concerning the true aims of the Muslim Brotherhood and its rising, potent dangers to this once great nation. Examine claims made in this linked article for yourselves--if you conclude, as I do, that Barack Obama and his cohorts are embarked on a ruinous course, then start speaking up, get engaged in the political process, and remember that ALL politicians work for us and should be even more vulnerable to the global labor glut that is choking off opportunities inside the United States and in other high wage nations across Europe and Asia.


tag:charlesortel.com,2013:Post/814793 2015-02-24T15:13:25Z 2015-02-24T15:13:25Z Boko Haram in Nigeria is a Grave Threat

Last year, the President's "flip-flop. photo-op" foreign policy drew attention to the plight of Christian women abducted in northeastern Nigeria. It was not the first time there that the Muslim majority trammelled rights of a substantial Christian minority--and it likely will not be the last. What has America done (not said) since then? Little--and so Boko Haram rises and grows to threaten millions of persons, as well as an important source of America's imported energy. How can a man with such direct roots in Africa so blithely gambol at fundraisers and on vacation while Africa burns at the hands of radical Islamic "civilization-deniers"?