Wednesday, October 4, 2023

DeSantis, State Attorneys General Vow Investigation Into ‘Thieving’ GoFundMe

'We’re not done yet and will not tolerate shady practices... '

(Headline USA) Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, along with the state attorneys general of West Virginia and Louisiana, vowed this weekend to investigate GoFundMe after the company tried to confiscate millions of dollars raised for Canadian truckers protesting against COVID-19 restrictions and mandates.

GoFundMe shut down the Freedom Convoy’s fundraising page and confiscated the $9 million that had been raised for the truckers. At first, the company said it would reallocate those funds to various charities, and that donors would have to submit refund requests if they wanted their money back.

But after backlash, GoFundMe announced it would automatically refund all donors.

DeSantis slammed GoFundMe for trying to “commandeer” lawfully raised funds and vowed an investigation into the company’s “deceptive practices.”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey agreed:

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