Kratom Non-Profit Seeks Missing Financial Records

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A widening rift in the kratom community erupted into a full-blown earthquake today with the release of a statement by the American Kratom Association that accuses its founder and former chair of financial improprieties.

Susan Ash called the allegations against her “defamation” and suggested she would take legal action against the organization that she created.

Ash founded the American Kratom Association (AKA) in 2014 and played a prominent role in its successful campaign last year to prevent the Drug Enforcement Administration from listing kratom as a controlled substance.

“A formal request was made to Ms. Ash to provide receipts and justifications for expenses to allow for the financial review to be completed, but Ms. Ash has been unwilling and/or unable to provide the necessary receipts and records to justify these expenditures.”

The statement also said Ash refused to relinquish control of the AKA’s bank and PayPal accounts. Current AKA chairman Dave Herman told PNN the organization has “no idea how much money” is in those accounts and no longer has access to them. It has since created new accounts.

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