From what little (very little) I know about that organization, they are talking about spending members' money without having been granted permission by the membership. This is not a Good ThingTM.
It might be a good PR gesture, and it ceretainly is a statement that the Board of Directors believes he is not guilty of any crime. But I think they are wrong to offer funds that they do not have permission or authority to offer.
Membership in NAFLGD can help in three ways. ► Consult with a staff defense attorney or we may recommend an independent defense attorney ► Financial assistance up to $10,000 per case. (The average legal defense is $8,500) ► The full support of the membership. (What happens to one member affects all members)
Membership Type Annual Fee Plan Monthly Fee Plan Individual $150.00