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Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the Washington Post article Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012 on January 5.

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News Article

Publication Date

1-5-2014

Abstract

Lloyd Mayer was quoted in the Washington Post article Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012 by Matea Gold on January 5.

Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a University of Notre Dame Law School professor who studies the tax issues of politically active nonprofits, said he has never seen a network with a similar design in the tax-exempt world.

“It is a very sophisticated and complicated structure,” said Mayer, who examined some of the groups’ tax filings. “It’s designed to make it opaque as to where the money is coming from and where the money is going. No layperson thought this up. It would only be worth it if you were spending the kind of dollars the Koch brothers are, because this was not cheap.”