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The shriveled husk of Yahoo! has once again been dragged into court, this time over allegations the company mishandled millions of dollars earmarked for humanitarian aid. A complaint [PDF] filed in the Washington DC US District Court on Tuesday alleges that the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund Trust, a charity the erstwhile search …

  1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    The other kind of trust fund hipsters?

    1. MyffyW Silver badge

      Dear El Reg, more flawed pictures of Marissa Mayer please. Tickles a small dark part of my soul.

  2. Whitter

    Bribery by another name

    I've no proof but I suspect this is not an uncommon use of corporate charity - and fairly worldwide too. Maybe "bribery" is a bit harsh in other instances, where "tax evasion" may be closer to the mark (and if there is a moral distinction worth making between the two).

  3. Flakk

    Were either Art Vandelay or The Human Fund associated with this, by any chance?

    1. Sandtitz Silver badge

      I hear most of the funds were used in last year's Festivus.

  4. Daedalus

    Oh Mr. Wu, what did you do?

    If you read the complaint it turns out to be a scam orchestrated by the now-deceased "Harry Wu" who played the original plaintiffs for fools, and Yahoo too.

    No sign of any ukuleles....

  5. Howard Hanek

    Marisa's Inalienable Right To Be Happy

    It paled into insignificance compared to the General Party Fund.

  6. Gordon Pryra

    Is this not the entire point to charities though?

    Not that I am being cynical, but I have worked for multiple "charities" some of the big ones that you would recognize, and they just seem to be a business like any other.

    Likewise, any profit making company pretending to have ANY charitable aims is just looking for advertising or (in this case) a way out of a court case. Any actual funds in a trust will OBVIOUSLY be used up in "admin" costs.

    We know foundations like Big Gates etc are also a load of old toss, fantastic tax dodges but very little actually gets to the people claimed

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