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Fri Mar 22, 2024, 05:54 PM Mar 2024

Pro-Palestinian group asks judge to block Virginia attorney general's demand for documents

VIRGINIA NEWS
Pro-Palestinian group asks judge to block Virginia attorney general’s demand for documents

by: Dean Mirshahi
Posted: Mar 22, 2024 / 02:06 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 22, 2024 / 02:10 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – A pro-Palestinian group based in Virginia wants a Richmond judge to limit what documents it must turn over to Attorney General Jason Miyares as his office investigates its fundraising and allegations that it indirectly supports Hamas.

Miyares is looking into whether the AJP Educational Foundation, Inc., a part of the northern Virginia-based group American Muslims for Palestine, violated the state’s charitable solicitation laws by asking for donations without properly registering with the state.

“In addition, the Attorney General will investigate allegations that the organization may have used funds raised for impermissible purposes under state law, including benefitting or providing support to terrorist organizations,” Miyares’ office said in a news release announcing the probe.

The AG’s office sent AMP a civil investigative demand seeking documents, including all IRS forms filed in the seven years since the group started taking donations in Virginia, and responses about its activities in the state and incorporation status.

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