The Ben & Jerry’s board chair, who orchestrated the company’s recent move to sales of its ice cream in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” was accused of funneling money from the company to her own pro-Palestinian non-profit, a report said over the weekend.
Anuradha Mittal, the chair of Ben & Jerry’s board of directors since 2008, is also the vice president of the company’s nonprofit foundation, and the director and the only salaried employee of the progressive, pro-Palestinian Oakland Institute think tank, the New York Post reported.
Between 2017 and 2018, Ben & Jerry’s foundation paid out more than $100,000 to the Oakland Institute, the report alleged, citing to IRS filings. During those years, Mittal herself received a salary of $156,000, the filings showed.
“It is our contention that this a possible violation of self-dealing as Mittal is considered a disqualified person under IRS rules,” reads a copy of the complaint prepared by