Attorney general sues NJ charity over luxury cars

October 13, 2011 8:54:56 AM PDT
Prosecutors say a New Jersey children's cancer charity was really a front for a luxury car ring.

Attorney General Paula Dow says none of the money collected by Matawan-based Tri County Charity Center went to help cancer patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as the charity's now-defunct website stated.

Dow says in a lawsuit that the charity used its tax-exempt status to buy luxury vehicles to export without paying sales tax.

The charity's secretary, Carl Monto, of Beachwood, says he doesn't know about the lawsuit. Monto insists all money "absolutely" went to cancer patients. He declined to comment further.

Monto and his wife also run a car dealership, "I Buy Cars For You," out of their home.

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