Three veterans’ organizations to receive donations after settlement agreement

MONTANA — Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced three veterans’ organizations in the state will soon receive donations as a result of civil penalties assessed as part of a settlement agreement involving an illegal raffle enterprise and the Montana Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Gambling Control Division.

In a press release, a series of online nationwide and international raffles were held by South Carolina non-profit, Providing Hope VA, from September 5, 2020 – December 31, 2020. The Attorney General’s office says it was found that the organization was selling raffle tickets in other states where such sales were illegal.