The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation will no longer give scholarships to the families of staff, board members or lawmakers.
State Representative and foundation chairwoman Alma Adams said
Friday that she spent this year working to ensure the organization
operates with "sound internal controls." Adams also said the
foundation will be audited annually.
The Guilford County Democrat acknowledged in June that the
nonprofit foundation gave scholarship money to relatives of five
lawmakers. Adams' daughter was among the students who received some of the $54,000 in scholarship money in the 2005 and 2006 academic years.
Legislative Black Caucus members solicit donations for the
foundation, turning to corporations, lobbyists and political action
committees for money.
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