FBI Indictment of Brian J. Brown
As reported by the FBI today, grant funds National Relief Charities approved for Charity One to establish a scholarship endowment to benefit Native Americans have been misused. When NRC realized there was a problem with the endowment Charity One was to establish, we engaged legal counsel to conduct an investigation, alerted the FBI, and filed a civil complaint in Texas where we are headquartered. The FBI made an indictment in the case today. In addition, the Texas court issued a judgment ordering Charity One defendants to repay grant funds with interest and legal fees. We greatly regret that these funds were not used as intended for scholarships, as education is vital in supporting Native Americans in their rise above economic challenges and their ability to contribute to the needs of their tribes. Donors with questions should contact NRC at 800-416-8102. Media inquiries should be directed to NRC at 877-281-0808. We appreciate the continued support and trust of our donors and reservation partner organizations as we resolved this issue.