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Senate Candidate Reportedly Took Undisclosed Salary From His Charity

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama may have received a hefty salary from a charity he founded — even though he previously said he didn't take a "regular salary" from the organization.

A report from The Washington Post says Moore privately arranged to be paid $180,000 a year for part-time work at the Foundation for Moral Law.

The outlet says that during his time as the foundation's president from 2007 to 2012, he collected more than $1 million — which it says is more than the organization disclosed in its public tax filings.

The charity reportedly agreed to pay Moore through Project Jeremiah, its pastor and preacher ministry program. 

According to The Washington Post, Moore's salary would come from whatever speaking fees and charitable donations he could get through the project. And if Project Jeremiah failed to earn enough revenue for Moore's salary, the outlet says the difference would come from the charity itself.

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The Post says that's exactly what happened in 2012. The organization reportedly gave Moore a note that promised him back pay — which would eventually be worth $540,000 — or an equal stake in a historic building in Montgomery.

Moore is currently the front-runner in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

And his charity salary woes aren't the only thing threatening to hurt his chances in the election. 

Earlier this week, Moore's son was put in jail for the ninth time. He reportedly turned himself in for third-degree criminal trespassing.

And Moore was booted from the state supreme court twice — once in 2003 and again in 2016.


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