Madonna’s Rep Denies Reports Of FBI Probe

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April 6, 2011 | 4:00am EST

A spokesperson for Madonna has dismissed reports suggesting agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating her charity.
The singer was said to have been at the centre of a probe by officials, just days after her plans to open a girls school in Africa collapsed amid allegations of financial mismanagement at her Raising Malawi foundation.

But Madonna’s press agent Liz Rosenberg has moved swiftly to deny the speculation.

A statement from Rosenberg reads, “In recent days a number of wild and totally false rumours about Madonna’s philanthropy – spread by bloggers and tabloids – have begun appearing on the internet. As we have said previously, Raising Malawi is currently undergoing a series of positive changes in an effort to serve more children.

“Neither Madonna nor Raising Malawi is being investigated by the FBI or the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). It is unfortunate that people have chosen to say things about Raising Malawi and Madonna that are not true. Madonna remains committed and focused on what matters (sic) helping the children of Malawi.”

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