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Michigan's diminutive Attorney General Mike Cox has launched a probe into the Ford Family Foundation, alleging governance issues, potential conflicts of interest and a record of giving to Michigan equivalent to the Michigan AG's stature. Cox, pictured to the left at actual size, claims the Foundation has a vested interest in supporting the Detroit community that spawned it. It seems the Michigan-incorporated foundation last held a member of the Ford family on its board in 1976, and its charitable giving to the state has dropped since the dot-org moved its headquarters to New York in the 1970's. Cox likely hopes his subpoena will allow him to dive deep into the interior of the foundation's musty financial statements.

Ford Foundation probed; AG claims Michigan left out [Detroit News]

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