Friday, August 30, 2013

Derrick Johnson slush fund!!!

The Secretary of State cracked down on a Derrick Johnson charity.  It seems our head of the Mississippi NAACP is paid $120,000 a year to operate One Voice, a non-profit with the same address as the state NAACP.   Although One Voice is considered to be a charity or non-profit, in reality it is a slush fund as most of the money is spent on consultants, travel, and salaries.  Employees could sign checks made payable to themselves.  Debit cards were issued to officers.  $1.78 million a year makes for a nice little slush fund.

One Voice states its purpose is to "enhance civic engagement in the formation of public policy through leadership development, research support, training, and technical assistance for advocacy groups, associations, and community-based organizations with the purpose of improving the quality of life for African-Americans and other disenfranchised communities."

The state said One Voice did not submit audited financial statements nor was it registered with the state as required by law.  The state also said One Voice tried to avoid submitting all records when they were requested. The state said One Voice paid for individuals to attend NAACP events in Los Angeles. It paid overdraft fees of $1,650.  It allowed officers to use ATM cards to withdraw cash from the company's bank account. One Voice even chipped in on a trip to Paris, France for an unnamed person.  Officers, directors, employees were allowed to sign checks made payable to themselves.

What is interesting is the state said "One Voice should not be soliciting funds, including submitting grant applications, to Mississippi based individuals and organizations." One Voice agreed these facts were true and waived a hearing on the matter.   One Voice cannot solicit in Mississippi unless it submits a complete renewal registration and is approved by the state.

The 2012 Form 990 states Derrick Johnson earned $120,000 as the Executive Director for One Voice.  One Voice received $1.78 million in revenue. One Voice operated at a loss of $122,581.  It spent:

$548,684 on salaries
$164,500 on travel
$128,547 on conferences
$539,733 on consultants

Check out these grants

Kingfish note: Let's call One Voice what it is: a slush fund.  A slush fund for Derrick Johnson and his merry band of cronies.  Writing checks to themselves.  Debit cards. Trips to LA and Paris.  The question that should be asked is why the Secretary of State is satisfied with a Consent Order instead of issuing fines more than $500.  There is no point in referring the case to the Attorney General for criminal prosecution, as the AG does not prosecute SOS referrals in criminal court.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

"We large and in charge."

Benny said...

Dude! You are f'n brilliant! Totally made my day with report.

Anonymous said...

40 acres and a mule

Anonymous said...

Well, I had been wondering where Aaron Henry got the money to invest in a television station with a license STOLEN from others. Now I know: being a 'Hero of the Civil Rights Movement' can be very profitable.

Anonymous said...

From the 3/5/13 grant:
"move the needle on systemic issues affecting the success of vulnerable children by developing One Voice's role as an anchor institution in Mississippi that works with a broad host of statewide partners"

What the hell does that even mean?

Anonymous said...

Glad to know that our SOS (Hosemann) has the same set of balls that our Auditor has when it comes to enforcement of our laws. It seems that both these self-serving elected officials are more afraid of ruffling the feathers of their Democratic friends than doing their job!

Pickering won't look at Supervisors and their illegal spending, afraid that might cost him support at the courthouses during the next election where he will be asking for another promotion. Hosemann won't go after the State President of NAACP, since he wants their support when he continues his political suicide game of trying to push Cochran out of the way so he can get his rightful place at the top of the pyramid.

Great job, Hosemann. Consent order that they have to play by the rules in the future. Guess you were too busy going after Linus and his cemetery to take a close look at this 'charity'.

Anonymous said...

It means "We make up crap to use as our mission statement so no one can say we aren't following it"

Anonymous said...

'like button' please.

Anonymous said...


KF wrote: There is no point in referring the case to the Attorney General for criminal prosecution, as the AG does not prosecute SOS referrals in criminal court.

And why the hell not?

Anonymous said...

Well the US Attorney may be interested in the various expense
issues and in particular if Johnson under reported his income on his
personal tax returns. In any case, it sounds like the IRS
should be brought in and let the feds sort it all out.
Cochran and Wicker should ask
for a federal probe if for no other
reasons for the conflict of
interests and possible tax
evasion issues.

Anonymous said...

You need to send this info to the Kellogg Grant folks!

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