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Project Veritas

Project Veritas is an American investigative media and conservative activist organization based in Mamaroneck, New York.


In 2015, Project Veritas received $20,000 from the Donald J. Trump Foundation.1) In 2019, the organization received a $1 million donation from an anonymous source through law firm Alston & Bird.2)

James O'Keefe ouster

On February 22, 2023, Project Veritas board member Bethany Rolando sent out an email to donors asking them to continue supporting the organization despite the departure of CEO James O'Keefe.3)


Project Veritas is a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization.4) A second entity, Project Veritas Action (also known as the Project Veritas Action Fund), is a 501©(4) organization which focuses on the group's political activities.5)


Executive Leadership6)
Name Position Notes
James O'Keefe Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (former) Resigned after being relieved of his duties in February 2023
Tom O'Hara Chief Financial Officer Joined in October 20187)
Jason Killmeyer Chief Operating Officer Joined in 2019
Russell Verney Chief Commercial Officer (former) Reform Party of the United States, American Liberty Fund
Barry Hinckley Chief Strategy Officer8) -
John Sullivan Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel Joined in the spring of 2019
Zachary Kramer Senior Associate General Counsel -
Joe Halderman Executive Producer Joined in 2014. Convicted of blackmailing David Letterman9)
Leon Sculti Director of Field Operations (former) -
Fredy Mfuko Production Manager -
Adam Guillette Donor Development (former) Americans for Prosperity, Accuracy in Media10)
Board of Directors11) 12)
Steven Alembik Director SMA Communications, Wayne Barton Study Center13)
Joseph Barton Director
John Garvey Director
Bethany Rolando Director of Development Leadership Institute, Virginia Conservative Women’s Coalition, Koch Associate Program
George Skakel Director
Daniel Strack Executive Director
Matthew Tyrmand Director
James Young Director
Colin Sharkey Director (former)


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Rom, G., & Wilson, C. (2017, November 28). Project Veritas: Millions poured into Mamaroneck nonprofit as controversy swirled. The Journal News.
Mazzetti, M., & Goldman, A. (2020, March 7). Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups. The New York Times.
Emmons, L., & Posobiec, J. (2023, February 22). EXCLUSIVE: Leaked email shows Project Veritas begging donors to stay after removing James O’Keefe. The Post Millennial.
Project Veritas - Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica. Retrieved February 22, 2023, from
Project Veritas Action Fund - Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from
Project Veritas, Full Filing - Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica. Retrieved February 22, 2023, from
Saric, I. (2023, February 20). James O’Keefe ousted at Project Veritas. Axios.
Siemaszko, C. (2010, September 2). Robert Halderman, ex-producer in David Letterman blackmail plot, gets early release from NY jail. New York Daily News.
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Kotch, A. (2020, March 17). Koch-Linked Charity Bankrolled Project Veritas as It Worked With Ex-Spies to Infiltrate Liberal Groups. PR Watch.
Phillips, A. (2023, February 21). Who is Matthew Tyrmand? Project Veritas board member under scrutiny. Newsweek.
Hoft, J. (2023, February 21). EXCLUSIVE: Project Veritas Staffers tell Board: Quit or We Walk! The Gateway Pundit.
Steven Alembik. LinkedIn. Retrieved February 25, 2023, from
Nast, C. (2016, May 20). James O’Keefe Accidentally Stings Himself. The New Yorker.
Israel, J., & Eaton, J. (2017, November 29). Meet the people bankrolling James O’Keefe’s group. ThinkProgress.
Richardson, D. (2017, December 4). The Koch Brothers and Robert Mercer Bankrolled Right-Wing Firm Project Veritas. Observer.
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