IRS: Some Packers charities lose tax-exempt status

Posted Monday, November 18, 2013 --- 9:26 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- IRS records show at least six charities led by Green Bay Packers have had their tax-exempt status revoked in recent years for failing to file returns.

Gannett Wisconsin Media reports the organizations were founded by LeRoy Butler, Antonio Freeman, Jim Flanigan, Dorsey Levens and Allen Rossum.

Freeman says his charity didn't file any returns because it didn't solicit donations from the public. He says it's still operating reading and financial literacy programs in Wisconsin, Baltimore and Miami.

Butler's charity lost its tax exempt status last year but has since filed back returns and is trying to regain its tax-exempt status. Still, he says he no longer plans to run his own charity because it's more work than expected.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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