Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Press Release

Attorney General Statement Regarding Gov's Office Comments On Charitable License Plate Funds

January 19, 2010

"We welcome the governor's statement supporting the general principle that charitable donor intent must be respected and followed. We continue to believe that an audit is appropriate and necessary to assure absolute confidence and trust by Connecticut citizens who contributed to these very worthy causes, especially in light of experience with the Long Island Sound fund.

"An audit can be done with minimal cost and time. The need to restore $450,000 to the Long Island Sound fund, after my office raised the issue, strongly supports our request. The public is entitled to a full accounting with certainty and precision."