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D.C. Attorney General Seeks to Freeze Casa Ruby’s Financial Accounts

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The Washington Post and Metro Weekly that Corado had exercised tight control over the organization’s finances, refusing to allow anyone else to access Casa Ruby’s accounts and claimed she has failed to pay employees operating the nonprofit’s non-housing programs for the past few months.Racine’s office claims Casa Ruby received more than $9.6 million in grants from the District of Columbia since 2016, with much of that money intended for programs to help homeless LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ asylum seekers, transgender individuals, and LGBTQ survivors of violence.

Those grants, coupled with charitable donations from the public, were the primary source of income for Casa Ruby.The Attorney General’s office claims, among other allegations, that Corado allegedly withdrew tens of thousands of dollars from the organization’s M&T Bank account throughout 2021, using over $60,000 in funds to pay bills for a charge card she controlled.

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