Wounded Warrior Project’s top execs reportedly fired amid lavish spending scandal
The two top executives of the Wounded Warrior Project — among the largest veterans charities in the country — were fired Thursday after an investigation into accusations of lavish spending on parties, hotel and travel, CBS News reported.
Wounded Warrior Project’s CEO, Steven Nardizzi, and COO, Al Giordano, were fired by the charity’s board amid criticisms about how it spends more than $800 million raised in donations in the past four years, CBS News reported.
The charity’s board of directors made their decision after a meeting in New York City, where they received preliminary results of a financial and policy audit, sources told CBS News.
The charity came under fire after an earlier CBS News investigation in January revealed large amounts of spending on administration, meetings, and travel. SOURCE
Well, isn’t that special?? All the folks that told me how well Wounded Warriors was managed and how well they spent the money and how WRONG I was for calling them into question have been shown for their gullibility and for not paying attention when those *in the know* had something valuable to say.
Any organization that would enrich themselves at the expense of those who fought for this nation should be ashamed. Veterans shouldn’t need charity for medical care to begin with, Vets were willing to give their lives if called upon to do so and the U.S. government owes these men and woman a fair shake in return.
I know Vets that donated to Wounded Warriors; I have donated to them too, but I heard “noise” about fraud, mismanagement, theft and so forth.
I stopped donating and made a post about Wounded Warriors, and as usual, I was told how wrong I was, how I didn’t support the Warriors and how I was an anti-American douchebag because Wounded Warriors was such a noble venture.
I was threatened with being made a part of a suit if I didn’t remove my post that told the story of Wounded Warriors and how it was believed to be a fraudulent organization and having no hard proof in hand, I had linked to another blog author regarding HIS post, and a lack of hard proof forced me to delete the post. That was only the 2nd time since I started blogging that I deleted a post, and I have regretted BOTH deletions. That deletion and an explanation is linked below.
Well, as it turns out I was a lot more right than wrong, I only wish I hadn’t deleted the full post, but bloggers don’t have the funds to take on a group the size of WWP and the obvious *disposable income* they apparently have and enjoy.
Vindication feels good but this whole thing just makes me want to puke!
And somehow, I just don’t believe the 2 firings are the end of the corruption, I believe these guys are merely the *whipping boys*, the *scape goats* or *the fall guys* sacrificed to save a corrupt organization. I hope I’m wrong.