May 11, 2010
Investigative Report: Richard Berman
Corporate front-man makes a fine living attacking charities
While The Humane Society in recent months has been defending itself from Berman broadsides, today, it returned salvo. It came in the form of a joint complaint with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity, charging that Berman’s American Beverage Institute failed to register and report lobbying activities in 2008 and 2009 “to influence pending legislation related to ignition interlock devices.” During that time, a bill was pending in the New York State Legislature that would require people convicted of driving while intoxicated to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles while on probations.