Devout Muslims donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of Canada's largest Islamic organizations on the promise that the cash would be used to help the poor.
But only one in four dollars donated to a special pool of money at the Islamic Society of North America Canada (ISNA Canada) actually reached the needy.
Mismanagement of more than $600,000 is among the findings in a scathing audit obtained by the Star.
A "very small portion . . . is distributed to the poor and needy and the major portion is spent on the administration of the centre," concluded the 2010 audit of the previous four years.