McInnis reportedly yet to arrange repayment for plagiarized articles

It has been six days since embattled GOP candidate for governor Scott McInnis said he would repay the $300,000 paid to him by the Hasan Family Foundation for a series of articles he plagiarized but McInnis has yet return the money and he reportedly has yet to contact the foundation about the matter, according to Ali Hasan, the filmmaker, onetime candidate for state treasurer and Hasan family member.

Emphasizing that he cannot speak for the foundation because he’s not on the board, Hasan wrote in an email that in “discussions with Board members,” he has gathered the following information:

1. To my knowledge, McInnis has not returned the money as of yet – I have also heard that McInnis has not contacted the Foundation since his repayment announcement – I cannot confirm for sure, but that is what I’m hearing

2. I’m pretty sure the Foundation will inform the public about any returned monies.

Questions surrounding the money continue to grow. As I have reported earlier, $112,500 of the $300,000 McInnis received from the foundation was paid to a corporation called “Invest 2, LLC,” not to McInnis personally.

The Colorado Independent will post a follow up to this piece later today on the Hasan Family Foundation money and Invest 2 LLC.

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