… let's be clear what the crime was here. The crime is not,"telemarketing calls, direct mail" the crime IS "they used the organizations for "lucrative employment for family members and friends, and spent consumer donations" on items like cars, trips, luxury cruises, and jet ski outings."

Too often in these cases people focus on the fundraising as evil. What is evil is taking the "funds-raised" and spending them on purposes other than what the people who gave you the funds intended.