A grand jury is now investigating a Cape Cod charity, FOX Undercover has confirmed, after families say money meant to help them was instead pocketed by the charity president.
The start of the grand jury probe is a major step that could result in criminal charges against Gina Clark, president of Touched by Angels.
People who turned to the charity for help, often families dealing with tragedies like the death of a child, say Clark took money for herself that was meant for them.
Clark’s lavish lifestyle further raised suspicions about where the charity’s money was going.
Clark's attorney, Seth Roman, acknowledges that the grand jury subpoenaed his client for all documents related to Touched by Angels.
Roman says his client is cooperating with the Attorney General's probe, saying the state has an obligation to investigate. Roman said he’s “pretty confident” that once investigators look through everything, Clark won't be charged.
Clark maintained her innocence in an April interview with FOX Undercover, when she was asked her about the early stages of the Attorney General's investigation.
“Are you worried the Attorney General’s investigation could lead to charges against you?” FOX Undercover reporter Mike Beaudet asked.
“Never. Never Never,” Clark replied. “There’s nothing that anyone could get me for because I’ve done nothing wrong but poured my whole heart and soul in here.”
A spokesperson for Attorney General Martha Coakley declined to comment on the grand jury proceedings, which are generally secret. In August, Coakley’s office stopped the charity from raising money.