Monday, March 14, 2016

Wounded Warrior Project Fraud Scandal

CBS News reports -- The Wounded Warrior Project is working to rebuild trust with its donors and veterans.

The veterans charity group fired CEO Steven Nardizzi and COO Al Giordano late last week, following a January CBS News investigation that reported on dozens of former employees who described lavish spending on conferences, meetings and parties.
After subsequently conducting its own review and speaking with former and current employees, chairman Anthony Odierno said the board "felt it was best for the organization to make a change in the leadership."
Odierno, who has been on the board of directors since 2009 and serving as chairman since 2014, is now leading the search for a permanent chief executive.
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Anonymous said...

Seasoned veterans are scamming new ways to extort the system and are keeping money from the disabled Vets who truly need it.

After using our Vets to pilfer villages, overthrow governments and seize natural resources in 3rd World countries, when Vets return home they are likely to be mistreated, neglected and abused, by the very same system they swore to protect and serve.

Statistics have shown that more OEF/OIF Veterans are homeless or committing suicide 10 times the rate of our Vietnam Vets, which a large majority of Vietnam Vets were incarcerated or became addicted to drugs during that era. That phase of history is repeating itself.

The only way we can learn from our historical mistakes is not to repeat them.

You can use our Vets to conquer cities and overthrow governments but you can't provide them a decent meal and a roof over their heads for their "heroic deeds?"

Syneeda said...

Anon, well said yet I wished one of the Presidential candidates (or incumbent) cared more for veterans and their quality of life after military service, considering the rise in veterans' suicides since 911.

As a disabled veteran, I for one know how difficult the transition from military service to civilian life can be and if you endured what a large majority of us endured, you are forced to continue to rely on the government for assistance or non-profits, who in this case is not so honest. Yet we must have faith and trust in non-profits that have our best interest at heart.