WHY IT MATTERS: Paul Fireman
and Dan Fireman
, on behalf of the Fireman
Charitable Foundation and Fireman
Capital Partners, are co-chairing this fund-raiser for Phoenix House, one of the nation's leading non-profit drug and alcohol addiction, prevention, and treatment organizations, serving close to 7,500 men, women (including women with children), and teens each day at more than 152 drug and alcohol treatment and prevention programs in 10 states -- California, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont.
Stern said it was warranted, in part because of the elaborate lengths to which Fireman
had gone to keep his scheme from being traced, steps that included wiring from Hong Kong the money that was to be distributed in cash to participating employees.