According to a document uploaded to Scribd, a complaint was referred today against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse Inc., a tax-exempt educational organization under the IRS code. Of late, the Cold Case Posse has been engaged in open political activity against the likely Democratic Party candidate for President this year and apparently I’m not the only one who sees the Cold Case Posse as “political theater.”
In addition to alleging that the Cold Case Posse is involved in political action, the complaint further raises the issue of Mike Zullo personally realizing profits from the sale of the e-book that came out of the investigation of the President’s birth certificate, and enjoying a jaunt to Hawaii paid for by the tax-exempt Posse. The complaint says:
Mike Zullo admitted that the e-book was intentionally produced and distributed in an attempt to affect the outcome of the election and that he personally made the decision to produce it.
The name of the complainant is blacked out, but it appears to me (and I am not a lawyer) that a legal professional wrote it because of its well crafted presentation of the evidence, its lack of sensationalism, and statement of applicable law. It has the same structure and style that I have seen in countless briefs and court decisions. And no, I have no idea who filed it.
The complaint asks for revocation of the tax-exempt status of the Cold Case Posse and a “10% excise tax on all ‘investigation costs’ incurred in the prohibited political activity.” My understanding is that we will not know how this turns out unless the tax-exempt status is revoked.
Read the full complaint: