In a press release, Karger describes his latest attempt to obtain NOM’s tax returns (which he provides a link to here).
“They tried their best to avoid me, were rude and evasive, but what else is new? … What are they trying to hide?” he asks.
“One thing is crystal clear; NOM president Brian Brown and former president Maggie Gallagher are definitely getting rich off the NOM donors – very rich. Maybe they don’t want us to know that NOM President Brian Brown made over $500,000 dollars in 2011. He was paid $230,000 by NOM’s political operation where he claimed to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, and another whopping $230,000 from NOM’s Educational Fund where he claimed to work another 40 hours per week. Add $47,000 in benefits and you have the “Half Million Dollar Man.”
Karger, 62, who is openly gay, is a retired political consultant turned LGBT activist and watchdog, who sought the 2012 Republican nomination for President.
Meanwhile, the NOM saw a steep decline in the amount of money it raised in 2011 – dropping to $6.2 million from the $9.1 million it raised the previous year.