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A new report released today unravels a scheme that funnels money from the notorious Koch Brothers through a third party organization and which in turn makes anonymous donations in the millions to right wing policy think tanks.

The 200+ page report by Silicon valley scientist Dr. John Mashey shows in great detail how the Koch brothers flows money through two organizations called Donor Trust and Donors Capital Fund, which in turn passed that money on to major right wing think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, Heartland Institute and Americans for Prosperity.

In total over $311 million has been put through the Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund with much of that coming from David and Charles Koch.

Donors Trust is run by Whitney Ball who is the former director of development for the Cato Institute. The Trust describes itself as:

DonorsTrust was established as a 501(c)(3) public charity to ensure the intent of donors who are dedicated to the ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. Explicitly devoted to supporting organizations that promote liberty, DonorsTrust alone can commit to honor and defend the charitable intent of donors who share in our mission.

You can see the details of the report [a 4MB PDF file] here.