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Former Feed the Children CEO fed up. His complaint has sparked an inquiry.

The Oklahoman's Nolan Clay has reported on the latest dust-up for an Oklahoma City nonprofit beset with turmoil. 

Here's the latest:

Feed the Children is facing new turmoil — an official inquiry into complaints made about its operations by its former CEO and president, J.C. Watts.

THE OKLAHOMAN VIDEO SERIES, J.C. Watts, Former OU football player and Congressman.Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Photo By Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
THE OKLAHOMAN VIDEO SERIES, J.C. Watts, Former OU football player and Congressman.Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Photo By Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater confirmed he will act as a special prosecutor and determine whether there is any wrongdoing at the Oklahoma City-based charity.

Feed the Children once was one of the most well-known charities in the country and in the past reported getting as much as $1.2 billion in donations in a single year. It has been beset by a series of controversies dating back to 2009 when it forced out its founder, evangelist Larry Jones.

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Juliana Keeping

Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award... Read more ›

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