Consumer Law

CEO of A California Foster Youth Nonprofit Faces Accusations of Unethical Conduct and Favoritism

A nonprofit group that serves as an advocate for children in foster care is being sued by two former employees who accuse the program’s leader of using unethical conduct in obtaining grants, practicing favoritism and doling out lucrative contracts to her friends.

The former employees allege Wilma Tom Hashimoto, CEO of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Fresno and Madera counties, uses the organization as a tool for doing friends favors instead of being focused on its mission, which is supporting children in foster care.

CASA trains volunteers who serve as advocates for foster youth.

Read the source article at fresnobee.com

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