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Collins' daughter Natasha was a former Yale medical student who died last summer from leukemia. There's a garden at Yale dedicated in her name.
"He was setting up to raise money through this church in New Haven and I kept asking him, 'Why don't you become an official non profit? And he said, 'We'll get to that. We'll get to that. It just seemed fishy Maroon Adidas Sweatshirt
Collins, 53, also received newspaper and television attention for fund raising efforts on behalf of former Yale law student Seun Adebiyi. According to reports, neither Adebiyi nor Schwartz received any money raised through Collins' two charities and a local church.
Following a New York Times report Tuesday that Collins was the subject of a federal investigation for fraudulent fundraising practices in Kentucky, Adebiyi Nike Vapormax Triple Black posted the following on his blog:
"I have some really bad news. I don't know how many people gave donations to Dr. Collins, believing he would use the money to help my mother and me. If you have sent him any money, please contact me immediately."
The former employee said that when she originally met with Collins through an ad on Craigslist he told her about how he lost his daughter to leukemia. Collins seemed then to be a sympathetic figure and crusader in the fight against cancer.
Collins' employee said she had talked with Adebiyi Thursday and he told her he was in touch with the office of Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who launched an investigation following Blue Adidas Pullover Hoodie
After Collins referred to Adebiyi as a "the gold mine," the employee said she thought, "no he's not. He's a kid with cancer we're trying to help. We're not trying to piggyback on his illness to make money off of him."
Adebiyi, of Nigerian descent, is currently employed at Goldman Sachs in New York but did not return phone calls.
bill of health in January, but four months later, the cancer had returned. She is scheduled for a bone marrow operation in Seattle on Aug. 26.
The employee, who asked that her name be withheld, was never paid by Collins for public relations work, though she was hired to a full time position and was repeatedly promised a salary.
the New York Times report.
Collins, who most recently has gained attention in New Haven for his purported efforts to raise money for Yale women's hockey player Mandi Schwartz, is currently being investigated in Connecticut and Kentucky for fraudulent fund raising practices.
Collins under investigation for fund
Subsequent to the death of his daughter, Collins and his wife, Mary Anne, founded two charities "Natasha's Place" and "Become My Hero." According to the New York Times report, Mary Ann Collins is the sister of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms.
Blumenthal said in an Associated Press story that neither of Collins' two charities had notified the attorney general's office of its fund raising activities, which is required by law.
A local resident who worked for embattled fundraiser Dr. Tedd Collins IV for about "3 to 4 months beginning in late 2009," said she knew it was time to leave his non paying employ when he referred to a Yale law student who is fighting leukemia as "the gold mine."
It was eventually his "fishy" practices of fund raising that began to raise a red flag in the mind of the employee.
Schwartz was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2008. She returned to the team and resumed practice with a clean Adidas Sweatpants
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