Ward Connerly accused of mishandling UC donations

From LA Times:

Ward Connerly, a former University of California regent who led efforts to end affirmative action here and across the country, has been accused by a former employee of mismanaging donations for personal gain.

Jennifer Gratz, who resigned in September, has sent a letter to the board of the nonprofit organization Connerly heads in Sacramento, urging an investigation into what she termed financial irregularities and excessive compensation to Connerly. Before working for Connerly, Gratz was the named plaintiff in a landmark 2003 Supreme Court case that struck down race-based admissions at the University of Michigan.

In the letter, sent by her attorney to the board of Connerly’s American Civil Rights Institute, Gratz said the organization and an affiliated advocacy group were in financial crisis. She urged the board to look into irregularities, including annual compensation to Connerly that in recent years amounted to more than $1 million.

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