Edwards Hides Campaign Staff In "Convenient Non-Profit"
Business Week highlights a rather dubious practice of John Edwards: temporarily "parking" campaign staff in a non-profit organization set up for him at the University of North Carolina, escaping public reporting and apparently funding his preparation to run for office with tax deductible donations from persons and organizations unknown to the public.
During periods when they're out of office, many politicians arrange jobs for loyal former aides. After his unsuccessful 2004 Vice-Presidential bid, John Edwards came up with a creative approach: He started a nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty. Rather than recruiting outside poverty experts, the Center for Promise & Opportunity became a perch for several once and future Edwards staff members.