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VOL. 39 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 10, 2015

Fundraiser illegally solicited for Tennessee law enforcement

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NASHVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas man is facing $57,500 in penalties for illegal solicitation of contributions for Tennessee law enforcement groups.

According to the secretary of state's Division of Charitable Gaming, a yearlong investigation found that Gaylon Boshears, his organizations or his agents violated Tennessee law by failing to register with the state and file required financial reports.

Investigators found Boshears' Southern Sports & Events Marketing engaged in at least seven unapproved charitable campaigns. Those raised money for the Hendon-McClanahan Lodge #54 of the Fraternal Order of Police in Murfreesboro, Columbia Police Explorers and LaVergne Fraternal Order of Police.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett said in a news release that it if solicitors don't follow the law, it can be hard to know whether donations made it to the intended recipients.

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