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Nonprofit for pregnant women sells hemp production land for a loss

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio nonprofit mired in controversy after a KSAT 12 Defenders investigation revealed its widespread misuse of state funding has bought off a plot of land registered to supply industrial hemp.

A New Life for A New Generation bought the land situated at 6743 Buena Vista Street for $23,000 to Elton Green Jr. late final month, Bexar County deed data verify. The guarantee deed paperwork bears the signature of New Life President and Founder Marquica Reed.

Green seems to haven’t any earlier affiliation with the questionable nonprofit, which noticed its state reimbursements suspended indefinitely late final year after the Defenders revealed the funds had been used on questionable expenditures together with a number of out-of-state journeys, limousine rides and autos.

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The plot of land, situated close to the nonprofit’s West Side headquarters, was bought in August utilizing a New Life verify for $25,000.

Texas Department of Agriculture data present that very same month, the land was registered by Reed’s member of the family to be a part of a state hemp production program.

The nonprofit is meant to offer materials help like diapers and method and program providers like counseling to San Antonio households, as a part of the state’s Alternatives to Abortion program.

Financial data and interviews with contractors point out that money from New Life was as an alternative used to fund Reed’s aspect business, a West Side smoke store situated at 137 S. Acme Rd.

Marquica Reed posted the hemp license on Instagram in October and wrote that she might now develop CBD. The land was paid for utilizing funds from her nonprofit for pregnant women. (KSAT)

An electronic mail despatched to Reed looking for remark for this story bounced again as “undeliverable.”

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In March, months after its state reimbursements had been suspended, officers with New Life introduced the closure of its location at 314 North Hackberry.

New Life’s reimbursements, which routinely exceeded greater than $100,000 a month, got here from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Funding is supplied to directors — in New Life’s case the Texas Pregnancy Care Network (TPCN), which then offers money to nonprofits within the type of reimbursements for providers supplied.

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