Amanda K. Parisi started a Non-Profit charity for within ICF, Innocent Children Foundation, based upon her own daughter's so-called rape that Amanda's boyfriend at the time was molesting her own daughter. When questioned by Amanda, her daughter said she loves Amanda's boyfriend (Michael North of Washington). Amanda was heart broken and didn't understand that Michael wanted someone younger and more involved with him than Amanda could ever give. Amanda's daughter, Rachel, was secretly seeing and having sexual relations with Michael during this whole affair. Amanda than filed rape charges against Michael after her own daughter refused to file.
Later in court, Amanda pleaded with the Judge to sentence Michael on rape charges since Rachel was NOT of consenting adult statue. Rachel denied all counts, but since Amanda was the parent, she was able to manipulate the court proceedings and get the lesser of sentence onto Michael. Now that Michael has done his time and paid his fines to the court, Amanda purposely flies from Illinois to Washington several times a year just to harass Michael North, his fiance Lisa and Lisa's family members. Amanda also goes to Michael's place of work and schooling to stir up more trouble where ever she goes in Washington. Keep in mind, Michael does NOT come to Illinois to harass Amanda or Rachel in their everyday lives. Amanda does this for kicks and to show she is a bigger person. Bigger is NOT always better in this case.
On another note, Amanda has organized a non-profit charity which she claims an Elk Grove Village, IL address which happens to be a PO Box in Cook County, IL. Amanda lives in DeKalb, IL with her mother and step-father. Also keep in mind, Amanda is around 40 years old and has no job. She can't keep a job, nor does she want to look for a job for the past couple years. She also claims Illinois Unemployment Benefits ILLEGALLY! She states she lives in Elk Grove Village, Il and gets Cook County benefits, but primarily lives in DeKalb, IL which is NOT in Cook County. Amanda Parisi accepted a job selling wine to people and stores. She pressured people into buying this wine and only made commission. She pressured her friends and family to buying something she stated "would NEVER drink this crap" to those same friends and family members. Why sell something that you wouldn't use yourself? Simple... to work 31 days and then get unemployment benefits for the next 2 years. She is currently under investigation of benefit fraud with the state of Illinois office of IDES.
Since Amanda does not work, she has more than enough time on her hands to get her non-profit charity rolling and still pull in unemployment benefits. Amanda LOVES her Bud Light and "Party like a Rock Star" life. She has paid visit to Lisa Madagen at the County Office in Chicago, IL to whine her way into Lisa Madagen to sign her request for a 501(c) document approval. Lisa signed it not knowing that Amanda does NOT have a valid Illinois or Cook County license to run a non-profit charity. Amanda has "split the pot" raffles in Cook County and DuPage County without gambling permits or licenses. When caught by those counties, she just tells the clerk she didn't know she needed a permit or license and gets away with paying a minimal fine. Amanda keeps doing this and taking advantage of the system.
Innocent Children Foundation was supposed to be a NON-Profit charity to help raise funds to help children who were sexually abused, raped, molested or physically abused by anyone. This charity was also supposed to raise awareness of such activity and what the NON-Profit charity ICF could do for such people that have been affected. Amanda REFUSES to help the parents and /or family... only the child in cases she hand selects. Amanda also receives CASH donations and doesn't report these donations to the state or county. Why would she when the CASH doantions end up in her pocket or wallet? Large sums of money get deposited into the bank account which also has an ATM CASH card so she can withdraw CASH from that account when she needs to. (which is all the time for personal use). July of 2010, Amanda organized a motorcycle charity ride called "Saving Rachel". Note to self: Rachel is Amanda's daughter who is grown up now and doesn't need saving. Rachel is self sufficient in her life and day to day activities. Rachel also wants NO PART in this charity or be affiliated with it. Rachel doesn't even live with her mother since her mother lives with her mother and step-dad in DeKalb, IL.
During the first motorcycle ride event, Amanda accepted CASH donations that was over several thousands of dollars. GREAT! Where is that money now or what was done with it? Who did that money help? What was the exact dollar amount? Is there a way to check this out? What are the rules and regulations to a NON-Profit Charity? All those answers and then some will be answered simply as... CASH GOES INTO AMANDA'S POCKETS!!! Bank never sees any part of it. As for the exact amount.... nobody will ever know. Who was helped with that money... Amanda Parisi/Bud Light alcohol Fund. But she did use some of the money to fly to Washington, stay in a 5 Star hotel for over a week and party like a rock star while there. Then she went to New Orleans for a week, then back to Illinois for try and raise more money so she can go buy a designer purse and Jimmy Chew's shoes. None of the money is to help ANY child or sexual abuse victim. There are NO records of anyone getting help. No publications or financial records issued by Amanda Parisi.
Now comes the hard part, but actually easy. Illinois and Federal Law on NON-Profit Charities states that that organization MUST publicly display their revenue, disbursements, and even utilities that are paid. NO PO BOX ADDRESS FOR A NON-PROFIT CHARITY!!!! Must ALSO have at least 5 FULL-TIME employees that are either paid employees or volunteers. Amanda does NOT have 5 employees or any volunteers FULL-TIME. Just recently, Amanda lost most of her friends from Facebook and in personal life due to her FRAUD and THEFT from the charity she created to help people. I guess her need was to help her pocket and alcoholism funding.
On July 31, 2011, there will be the 2nd Annual "Reason to Ride benefiting Saving Rachel" which starts at the Wildfire Harley Davidson store in Villa Park, IL and ending at Alley 64 Bar/Grill in Saint Charles, IL. ICF and Amanda Parisi do NOT have the licenses or permits for the charity organization or for the CASH donations to be accepted. Anyone who does donate will NOT be given a TAX DEDUCTION FORM. Thus you can NOT claim this charity as a tax write off, BUT Amanda states you can and she will GIVE you the form at time of a LARGE donation ONLY!
Here is also a little bit of info on Amanda's alcohol problem. Years ago Amanda was drinking and driving, she struck a person and ran that person over. Killed that person. Amanda pleaded with the court and was NOT given jail time since the person did NOT have reflective clothing on, nor was the person using the public approved sidewalk instead of the street. Thus the person was also drinking and alcohol content was found in blood stream. Amanda must of had OJ Simpson's attorney that day.
Amanda is planning on moving to Florida to remove herself from the state of Illinois because to many people know of her fraud scam with this charity. She plans on using the motorcycle ride donations as funding for her move to Florida. This person needs to be stopped before she continues her fraud ways in Florida if she even gets that far. This information is of first hand knowledge from people who where working for Amanda and her fraud charity. They have come forward to report this scam to the public. The charity is of good nature, but the person running it needs to be jailed.
In recent emails from Amanda Parisi, she states "motorcycle clubs and people will donate money for what ever reason as long as they get a ride patch and can drink beer. They are gullible people and easy targets". Now is that a person who you would donate money to? I wouldn't give a penny to Amanda Parisi or to ICF. Now if someone else was running ICF and publicly posts records as required by the state and Federal codes, then I would donate since I know that every dollar that I sent in is going to someone who really needs it and can benefit from a new life with many supporters. With Amanda K. Parisi behind the helm of this ship, it's is sinking fast and bringing motorcycle riders and companies down with it.
Your action to picket, refuse to ride in her charity event or publicly call her out on her fraud and scam.. is your call. I am just giving you the news and an early warning. By the way, if you need her tax ID number to claim on your taxes, please feel free to drop me a request. I will share with whom ever I can that has donated and would like to write the donation off on their taxes as promised. It's public record and Amanda has to claim every penny of it.
So between fraud and scamming of charity funds, false claim of unemployment benefits, fleeing the state, harassing others, and not fulfilling her promise as stated on her website... I suggest Amanda K. Parisi go behind bars for many years. You make the judgment call....