Mas Sajady has filed for religious non-profit status in California. He resides in Minnesota.
A non-profit is “an organization which does not have profit as its primary motivation.” Non-profits and charities get special tax exemptions– they are known to be tax shelters and receive special scrutiny from the IRS for this reason. There are specific penalties “should the members of the organization engage in practices that may excessively benefit any of the organization’s members.” (Wikipedia)
If someone is making $126,000 for 32 hours of work, it’s hard to say that profit is not the primary motive here.
If someone is sporting a new Lamborghini and Tesla in the driveway, flies his kids to South America for the weekend, he and his family show off their wild spending on social media, brags with his alleged mistress about all the expensive boats and houses he plans to buy with cash in front of the very people paying for his massive wealth — it sounds like this is a charity that is extremely charitable to itself. (His assistant Fei Zhou was wearing a Tesla hat on the cruise in October 2016 — the wife got the car and all Fei got was a hat?)
The family members pulled their posts about the flashy vehicles soon after we called attention to this. But we found some pictures …
Mas Sajady, Inc
Type: Religous Charity
Tax Status: Exempt – Active
Go to: http://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Search.aspx?facility=Y
Enter Organization Name: “Mas Sajady, Inc”
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