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Owner of Fayetteville home for female vets grudgingly turns over records to state

Posted January 31

— A Fayetteville woman who heads a nonprofit that provides housing to homeless female veterans spent three days in jail in December while fighting a subpoena to provide financial records to state officials.

Barbara Marshall has been turning over some of the records to the Secretary of State's Office in recent weeks but still hasn't fully complied with the subpoena, Liz Proctor, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of State's Office, said Friday.

Marshall operates Jubilee House, which was built on Langdon Street in 2011 for the ABC reality show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." She also is president of Steps & Stages Disabled Veterans Resource Agency, which has been under investigation for two years by the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section of the Secretary of State's Office.

Officials began looking into the nonprofit's license after homeless advocates complained that Marshall turned women away from Jubilee House.

Last May, investigators subpoenaed various documents from Marshall, including bank statements, treasurer reports, minutes of board of directors meetings, solicitation and expenditure records and information about people who have lived in Jubilee House and the other two homes run by the nonprofit.

Marshall refused to comply with the order and was warned in October that she faces a contempt citation. When she continued to refuse to turn over the records – a court order states that she was "morally opposed" to providing the information – a judge ordered on Dec. 17 that she be jailed. Proctor said she was released three days later.

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  • sweetsea2 Jan 31, 7:48 p.m.

    She did not want to turn over the records because of the $$$$ she was knocking down from the taxpayers. Most of these do good non-profits sound great but most just bilk the taxpayers out of the hard earned dollars and live large in the process. Most nonprofits cannot stand much scrutiny.

  • Gidder Dun Jan 31, 7:07 p.m.

    Maybe Ms. Obama will help her out again. Remember she did make an appearence and even was shown... View More

    — Posted by sunshine1040

    You both do realize this house was built by Extreme Home Makeover which is not owned by the Fed's, but is a private company that uses volunteers to build these homes. She is under investigation for turning women away from the home. take of the rose colored glasses due to your hatred of the POTUS & FLOTUS.

  • dwr1964 Jan 31, 6:08 p.m.

    The government just believes they are due more money. If they think they can squeeze a turnip to get just one more drop of blood, they will go to the ends of the earth to get it. Of course the government is the one who needs to be audited. Let's see just how much the politicians waste, that we don't already know about.

  • sunshine1040 Jan 31, 5:32 p.m.

    Maybe Ms. Obama will help her out again. Remember she did make an appearence and even was shown to do some work there to get more donations or was it to help get more folks out to vote for her husband . I am all for helping disabled vets both male and female but not in favor of anyone ripping them off by pretending to help.

  • sunshine1040 Jan 31, 5:32 p.m.

    Maybe Ms. Obama will help her out again. Remember she did make an appearence and even was shown to do some work there to get more donations or was it to help get more folks out to vote for her husband . I am all for helping disabled vets both male and female but not in favor of anyone ripping them off by pretending to help.