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Danny Tarkanian shading the facts regarding his charity

In his Oct. 11 column, Wayne Allyn Root defended Danny Tarkanian’s charity, Tarkanian Basketball Academy, claiming that criticism of the charity amounts to “slander.” That is laughable. I should know. I used to work for the charity.

Over the past four years, Mr. Tarkanian has paid himself an average annual salary of $133,750. Last year, his salary was $102,000. The FDIC, a federal agency, summed up his salary practices, pointing out that Mr. Tarkanian “has elected to pay himself between $100,000 and $120,000 per year, based solely on his subjective judgment.”

Danny Tarkanian is not being honest about the charity that he has abused for personal gain.

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