Are Companies Unwittingly Supporting Terrorism?

July 2003
Financial Executive;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p11
Academic Journal
This article examines some potential outcomes that companies may face for unintentionally donating to charities that fund terrorist organizations. The author notes that with the passage of the U.S. PATRIOT Act companies could end up facing criminal charges for this type of activity. The author notes that while the bill clearly has good intentions at stopping terrorism, it also has many corporations worried. The author paints a picture of an employee making a donation through a corporate matching program that ends up being an organization that the U.S. government has designated as one that funds terrorist activity. The company could be held liable despite not knowing what the goals of the organization were. The author goes on to provide tips for protecting against this type of problem.


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