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Political consultant Sean Noble helped steer millions of dollars to conservative groups as president of the Center to Protect Patient Rights, which is now called American Encore.

Three years ago, the Arizona-based Center to Protect Patient Rights — a nonprofit fueled by the political fundraising network of conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch — said it made a seven-figure contribution to another nonprofit. But where did the money go? Read more»

Sean Noble

For a brief, giddy moment, Sean Noble—a little-known former aide to an Arizona congressman—became one of the most important people in American politics. Plucked from obscurity by libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, Noble was tasked with distributing a torrent of political money raised by the Koch network, a complex web of nonprofits nicknamed the Kochtopus, into conservative causes in the 2010 and 2012 elections. Read more»

An obscure Arizona nonprofit that has contributed $1.5 million to campaigns opposing two Arizona ballot measures revealed Monday under court order that $11 million it contributed to California ballot measure campaigns passed through two other nonprofits. A California official said that this qualifies as money laundering and violates state law. Read more»