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FBI Not Investigating Madonna, Says Spokesperson

Singer responds to media reports regarding her philanthropic work in Malawi

April 6, 2011 8:50 AM ET
FBI Not Investigating Madonna, Says Spokesperson
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A spokesperson for Madonna released a statement yesterday insisting that the singer and her Raising Malawi charity organization are not being investigated by the FBI. This was a response to some recent unverified reports that an international education charity that she supports called Success For Kids was being investigated by the FBI for suspicious activity.

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"Neither Madonna nor Raising Malawi is being investigated by the FBI or the IRS. It is unfortunate that people have chosen to say things about Raising Malawi and Madonna that are not true," Madonna's representative Liz Rosenberg said in the statement. Raising Malawi has come under close scrutiny in the past month since the charity was forced to abandon plans to build a $15 million school in Malawi due to financial mismanagement.

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Rosenberg did not comment on the legal status of Success For Kids, or respond to Reuters' follow up question regarding Madonna being credited as the chair of that organization's Board of Directors.

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