Refugee Resettlement Agency Under Investigation
Alleged misuse of federal funds at Milwakee nonprofit
A Milwaukee nonprofit that offers after-school programs for refugee children and other assistance for refugees is under investigation for alleged misuse of federal funds.
Investigators with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement say the Pan-African Community Association gave money to at least 32 people who weren’t eligible to receive funds.
Records obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also say that the organization allegedly violated terms of federal grants by spending more than 35 percent of its annual budget on administrative costs.
The association denies committing any fraud and says misspending was the fault of one employee who lacked competence. The worker is no longer with the association.
The federal government is requiring the association reconcile discrepancies and repay money, through officials haven’t yet determined how much was allegedly misspent.