Investigation: All Aboard Florida opponents collect millions, but where did the money go?



From TCPalm: All Aboard Florida opponents over the last two years have donated millions of dollars to activist groups that say they are dedicated to fighting the Miami-to-Orlando passenger railroad.

But it’s unclear exactly how opposition groups — including Citizens Against the Train, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida and Florida Not All Aboard — have spent that money, an investigation by Treasure Coast Newspapers found.

… Citizens Against the Train Fund, meanwhile, describes itself as a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization, and says all donations will ‟support efforts to stop the All Aboard Florida high-speed rail service from barreling through urban residentialand commercial centers along the East Coast of Florida.” The problem: Citizens is not a 501(c)(3), Treasure Coast Newspapers found.

Rather, Citizens is a fictitious name of the tax-exempt Guardians of Martin County …

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