This is a reference article.
Orange County, California, has a system of registering “Fictitious” businesses. According to the County:
What is a Fictitious Business Name (FBN)?
For an individual, it is a name that does not include the surname of the individual or a name that suggests the existence of additional owners.
- For partnerships, it is a name that does not include the surname of any general partner or suggests the existence of additional owners.
- For a corporation, it is a name not stated in the Articles of Incorporation.
Defend Our Freedoms Foundation is such a fictitious business, owned by Orly Taitz, as shown in the county registration of the name. The Foundation claimed to be a non-profit organization and that it had obtained an EIN (US Federal Tax Reporting ID) that was once posted on the Foundation web site . The EIN (26-4328440) was located from an old article in WorldNetDaily and corroborated by other sources including the Liberi v Taitz lawsuit filings. In a March 2009 article, I discussed the difference between a charity and a non-profit organization. DOFF is not a charity recognized by the IRS.
DOFF has a pending registration with the State of California as a charity, and a registration as a corporation. (Thanks to Politijab.com for the links to the California registrations.) The state filing address is:
26302 La Paz
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I searched for DOFF under its published zip codes of 92688 and 92691 at Melissadata.com’s Non-profit organization lookup, but didn’t find anything, nor did its EIN search return results. I also searched in the largest private database of EINs, EINFinder.com, for 26-4328440 and any California company beginning with “Defend our f”: no results were found. Various comments are found on the Internet that others have tried to verify this number with no success.
Caution: Orly’s web site is still on the malware warning list.