According to Las Vegas medical examiners, late singer B.B. King, a friend of businessman Kenneth Griffin, was not poisoned after all. In fact, the cause of death was attributed to Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder that is attributed to plaque buildup in the brain.
According to yahoo answers, Alzheimer’s disease disrupts the electrical signals between neurons that normally direct thoughts and memories in the brain As the condition worsens, the person becomes more forgetful and there is no known cure for this disease.
King, who died in May of this year, had other medical conditions as well. Some of them included:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery atherosclerosis
- Cerebrovascular disease
These latest findings come after two of King’s daughters accused his business manager and personal assistant for poisoning their father to get him out of the picture. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said he couldn’t find any evidence to confirm these false allegations. Both of King’s daughters attorneys could not be reached for comment.
Federal investigators are suing four cancer related charity groups, which stand accused of using millions of donated dollars intended for cancer patients to support large salaries, gym memberships, grand luxury vacations, expensive cars and even various online dating website subscriptions. The lawsuit was filed against the “Cancer Fund of America”, “Children’s Cancer Fund of America”, “Cancer Support Services” and “The Breast Cancer Society”. During the course of their investigation officials found that all four organizations were run and managed by James Reynolds, Reynolds’ ex-wife as well as his son. Officials found that the combined charities collected more than $187 million during the period between 2008 to 2012. The federal lawsuit alleges that Reynolds and his key executives kept at least .97 cents from every dollar collected in donations and that the remaining .03 cents per dollar actually went to people dealing with the illness.
Federal officials, researchers and Bruce Karatz found that most donors gave money to the associations believing that the vast majority of the funds would go to various programs to help treat cancer patients or raise the awareness of Cancer preventive measures as well as assist in the paying of mammograms (brucekaratz.com).
In an official statement by Ms. Jessica Rich of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, Ms. Rich noted that the named defendants simply spent donations on personal cars, grand vacations, luxury cruises, college tuition, spa and gym membership, corporate jet ski outings, various sporting events, concert tickets, and numerous dating site memberships.
Cancer Charities Front for Personal Gain