Dario Frommer
Charity linked to union probe gets tax exemption

A nonprofit housing organization has received a federal tax exemption retroactive to 2004 despite being linked to a corruption investigation into the Los Angeles labor union that founded it, according to Internal Revenue Service records and officials.The charity had been operating without an exemption since the Service Employees International Union local launched it more than four years ago. It also has been suspended by California tax authorities for not filing all of its returns, officials said. And the SEIU has accused two former officers of the local of taking improper payments from the nonprofit.Attorneys for the Long Term Care Housing Corp. said they applied for the retroactive...