Catherine Engelbrecht, an officer in the King Street Patriots, sought 501(c)(4) status as a social welfare agency for that organization, as well as a 501(c)(3) charitable status for True the Vote.
The application for True the Vote was approved after three years, but the King Street Patriots
' claim is still pending, the Times reported.
But soon after True the Vote began pushing to clear rolls of ineligible voters, Engelbrecht
husband faced a federal occupational safety investigation at their place of business, a small machine shop in Rosenberg, Texas.
Then came an IRS audit of the company, along with several rounds of questioning by revenue officials about True the Vote's activities.
There were also six inquiries from the FBI about the King Street Patriots, including specific questions about an individual who attended a meeting of the group, Engelbrecht said.