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Misuse of Funds Laid to Coughlin by John L. Spivak in New Masses Series

John L. Spivak, in the first two of a series of six articles in The New Masses, charges that “radio priest” Charles E. Coughlin involved his various enterprises in financial manipulations, used tax exemption as a religious organization to cover business and political enterprises and used almost $100,000 of money obtained through the mails for a “non-political organization” to build a political organization.

The articles are accompanied by photographs of documents indicating Coughlin’s control of the Radio League of the Little Flower, the National Union for Social Justice, Social Justice Publishing Company and Social Justice Poor Society by having his secretaries act as “dummy” incorporators.