Government Filings,  Laws and Regulations

The Governments Say Otherwise

I can’t go into too much detail about this particular aspect of the investigation into Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence (sic) Inc but I also can’t resist pointing out the glaringly obvious.

In court papers filed for Kim Janel, the lawyer states:

The “plaintiff” is a corporation “organized under the laws of the State of New Jersey” on October 14, 2019. (I’m not going to nitpick the grammar, I’m not!)

The “plaintiff” is not a “non-profit” according to today’s search of the IRS Charity site and the NJ Consumer Affairs Charity Search site. I’m almost positive that claiming to be a non-profit in a New Jersey corporate filing is not the same as receiving non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service. Maybe I’m wrong on that but I seriously doubt it.

IRS.gov Charity Search 09/04/2020
NJ Consumer Affairs Charity Search 09/04/2020

I’ve tried multiple searches using various wild cards and search criteria but Northeast Animal Support Alliance doesn’t show up as a non-profit at either the state or federal level.

The corporation was formed October 2019 so COVID can’t explain the missing IRS information.

Surely the attorney who filed this ludicrous lawsuit didn’t intentionally misrepresent the very first point of “fact” in his filing. Or did he?

NOTE: The accused is absolutely innocent of all charges but doesn’t deserve to have her name sullied any more than it already has been. Therefore I removed her name from the image out of respect for her privacy.

UPDATE 09/05/2020
I’ve learned that an entity can be listed as a state-level nonprofit and not have an IRS nonprofit designation.

Maybe that’s what Northeast Animal Support Alliance has done in New Jersey. Sounds deceptive to me. Oughtn’t it be listed with the NJ Consumer Affairs Division? But if it’s legally deceptive, it’s still legal.

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