Owner of Fayetteville home for female vets grudgingly turns over records to state
Posted January 31
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.