EAFCT

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Ethiopian Americans against Fraud, Convicts and Terrorism (EAFCT) is a group dedicated to researching, evaluating, and making legal or other actions against US-based Ethiopian organizations and individuals who don’t abide by regulations as set by various United States administrative bureaus.

Some of its activities have been pressing American officials for dispatching convicts living in exile, searching for militant political organizations under the disguise of "charitable organization" who don’t abide by IRS regulations and identifying corruption by Ethiopian associations. Most of its activities are underground researching followed by publications of the cases.

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Some of the activities EAFCT was involved in alleged corruption and money laundering by the Coalition for Unity and Democracy in 2006.[1] In total, about $90,000 is alleged to have been stolen and up to $250,000 of donations is unaccounted for.[2] Other initiatives taken by EAFCT has been asking for repatriating exiles living in the United States who are accused on crimes; so far only two have returned to Ethiopia. Also EAFCT has worked on fraud issues concerning the Anuak Justice Council (AJC).

EAFCT has been engaging in research of AJC's activities which were noticed to oppose its allegiance to IRS regulatory codes. Particularly, according to the website AJC is "a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization" and according Internal Revenue Service regulations, such organizations "may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates." [3][4] Other EAFCT activities are concerned with researching the funding and thus arming of terrorist groups by specific groups of the Ethiopian diaspora in America.[5]

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