One piece of wisdom my mother has often shared with me is that no idea is perfect as long as people are responsible for running it. No matter how beautiful and noble a concept may be on paper, it's all but inevitable that somebody will find a way to use it for their own personal gain.
Unfortunately, not even charitable organizations are immune to this issue. While we might expect that they're established entirely to help people, we can often find that a large percentage of our donations will go to their administration, rather than the causes they're intended to help.
And that's already a fact of life when that organization is operating by the book. As one high profile case illustrates, there can be serious implications for the community this charity finds itself in if it's running afoul of the law.