[ans] ANS-186 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AMSAT Responds to Allegations of Unauthorized Legal Expenses

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Jul 4 16:44:54 UTC 2020


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* AMSAT Responds to Allegations of Unauthorized Legal Expenses

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-186
ANS-186 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 186.01
 From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE July 4, 2020
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-186.01

AMSAT Responds to Allegations of Unauthorized Legal Expenses

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has been made aware of
public comments alleging financial mismanagement in the form of
“unauthorized” legal expenditures. AMSAT takes these allegations very
seriously and in full disclosure, has investigated these claims for
many months.

AMSAT’s corporate records give a full accounting of all expenditures
and are provided to its Directors upon request, in compliance with our
governing documents and law of the District of Columbia (D.C.) Our
office remains closed due to COVID-19, where those documents reside.
Furthermore, AMSAT complies with IRS rules for 501(c)(3) disclosure of
public financial documents, such as the Form 990 available on the
AMSAT website. Financial review and accounting services from a third-
party firm of Certified Public Accountants are utilized by the
corporation to ensure governance to best practice and law.

The Corporation vehemently denies false statements alleging
“unauthorized” expenditures.

On behalf of AMSAT,

Clayton Coleman, W5PFG
President

[ANS thanks Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, AMSAT President, for the above
information]

/EX

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This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
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