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Koch Brothers’ PAC Must Reveal Major Donors to California (1)

Sept. 11, 2018, 7:23 PMUpdated: Sept. 11, 2018, 9:45 PM

Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a conservative political action committee funded by billionaires David and Charles Koch, must disclose their biggest donors in confidential tax filings in California, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

The ruling by the San Francisco-based panel reverses a trial court order blocking California from collecting information that’s already required by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The ruling Sept. 11 opens the door to the state attorney general’s potential scrutiny of the brothers’ nonprofit organization’s major contributors.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office uses the information to prevent charitable fraud and it’s not to be made public “except ...