By TER Staff
In November of 2009 The Enterprise Report was the first to report on the former charity known as 'Operation American Spirit' (OAS) run by Hollywood actor Jack Scalia. The charity purported to assist wounded and injured U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere. The charity held two major fundraising events, a golf tournament and a Seattle-to-San Deigo bike tour led by Scalia which was widely covered by the media in late 2007. The charity seemingly disappeared after that.
At the time of our initial report last November the organization had failed to file an IRS document, known as a '990' disclosing its finances as mandated under law. In late January 2010 Scalia and his former charity "Operation American Spirit" finally filed the '990' for the years 2007 and 2008.
According to the IRS documents filed by Scalia this year, his charity raised just under $122,000 dollars. The documents also reveal that in 2007 when the charity began, a fundraising golf tournament it put on lost nearly $25,000 dollars after bringing in just over $33,000 in direct contributions. Even with the new IRS financial disclosures exactly where the money went that was raised by Scalia and OAS is still unclear.
READ: The full IRS 990 forms for "Operation American Spirit" (PDF)