Tampa, Florida -- The State of Florida has frozen the funds of a charity which was collecting money from the "In God We Trust" specialty license plate.
As we reported in May, the money from the plates was supposed to go to the families of fallen firefighters and police, but very little did.
While the state has frozen the money going to the man who runs the charity, it is continuing to sell the plates. But because of a state law, it still can't give the proceeds to the people it was intended for.
Darrell Nunnelley runs a charity which is funded from the proceeds collected by the "In God We Trust" plates. He attacked us last spring when we tried to ask him about the money.
When we showed the video to Krista Colquhoun, who is the widow of a firefighter, she said "That's the kind of person operating an 'In God We Trust' foundation? A man of God doesn't operate like that."
Colquhoun knows all too well how Nunnelley operates. Colquhoun's husband Alan was a firefighter who died after his fire truck overturned on the way to a scene.
Their home went into foreclosure andKrista turned to the In God We Trust Foundation for help, but she was told no.
She says after all the stress of losing her husband "And then to contact an organization -- you're desperate; you're pretty much at the end of your rope -- and they tell you 'no' too. I don't know how I haven't had a nervous breakdown."
Although Nunnelley had collected more than $486,000 when we first told you about this charity, he had paid out less than $10,000.
After Nunnelley turned down our request for an interview, we went to his home in Windermere and he attacked our camera and crew.
When we told Nunnelley he was going to go to jail for attacking us, he said, "You know what? I'm going to go to jail anyway."
It turns out Nunnelley may indeed be going to jail.
In addition to Battery and Criminal Mischief charges from the encounter he had with us, the Florida Highway Patrol and two federal agencies, including the IRS, are investigating him for criminal violations.
Colquhoun says, "I see these license plates out there. I see them and I want to say, 'Hey,do you realize the money is not going to the people you think it is going to?'"
And thanks to the state, that is still the case.
Even though the state froze Nunnelley's account after our first story, it has continued to sell the In God We trust license plates. It has collected more than $127,000, but the money still is not going to the widows and families of fallen firefighters and police.
The money can't be released because of a state law that says if the department determines that an organization has not complied or has failed to use the revenues in accordance with the law, the department must discontinue the distribution of the revenues.
Colquhoun says "People need to know they're getting ripped off by this organization, and people need to not stand for it. It isn't right."
While Colquhoun says the state law preventing money going to the people it's supposed to isn't right, she is hoping justice will prevail for the man behind the plate.
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is asking the legislature to change the law so the funds can go to the people who need and deserve them.