Pickell, an unpaid volunteer who served as president at the foundation for the last eight years, wrote checks on foundation accounts to cover personal credit card bills for himself and his brother. He reportedly falsified expense reports. Pickell allegedly "borrowed" from petty cash funds. He spent as much as $38,000 on wine for himself or for his work as a restaurant and business consultant. A statement released by the Beard Foundation trustees following the indictment said an ...

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