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Submission Felon Became COO of Wikimedia Foundation 1

r writes: The San Francisco Chronicle recently found that the former COO of the Wikimedia Foundation had a questionable past, including being convicted of theft, drunken driving, and fleeing a car accident. "Before she left in July, Carolyn Bothwell Doran, 45, had moved up from a part-time bookkeeper for the Wikimedia Foundation and spent six months as chief operating officer, responsible for personnel and financial management. In March, she signed the small nonprofit's tax return, which listed more than $1.3 million in donations. At the time, she was on probation for a 2004 hit-and-run accident in Virginia that had landed her seven months in prison. Doran had multiple drunken-driving convictions, and records show earlier run-ins for theft, writing bad checks and wounding her boyfriend with a gunshot to the chest." How could Wikimedia fail to perform a basic background check on the person handling the foundation's financials?
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Felon Became COO of Wikimedia Foundation

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