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Civil rights group SCLC meets to discuss discord, finances
By SCLC holds annual gathering amid concerns over financial irregularities
Atlanta, Ga – - A spokesman for a Southern Christian Leadership
Conference faction meeting in Atlanta says an ongoing internal
investigation has revealed that the group's ousted chairman and
treasurer have mishandled at least $569,000 and more funds and
individuals may be involved.
Bernard LaFayette says the inquiry should be completed in time
for the SCLC's annual convention in Atlanta this August. At the
convention, the SCLC also expects to install its president-elect,
the Rev. Bernice King, who was elected in October.
King's installation has been delayed for months amid legal woes
and bitter infighting among split factions of the board of
The ousted chairman and treasurer have denied wrongdoing.
Separate SCLC factions are holding board meetings this week.