CBS followed the March 10th report, I posted yesterday about, with this 11 March update and responses from some involved in the investigative journalism of the 'Wounded Warrior Project'.
March 11, 2016 - Two top executives at the nation's largest veterans charity were fired on Thursday night.
A CBS News investigation revealed Wounded Warrior Project spends as much as half of its hundreds of millions in donations each year on overhead, including lavish parties. Other veterans charities have overhead costs as low as ten percent.
When we spoke with former Wounded Warrior Project employee Erick Millette in January, he was furious about what he called the charity's lavish spending at the expense of veterans' programs.
But his anger has subsided now that the charity's top two officials, CEO Steven Nardizzi and COO Al Giordano, were fired.
The Melia family -- which founded Wounded Warrior Project in 2003 -- also weighed in following the firings.
In a statement, they accused Nardizzi of "going so far as to remove any mention of the Melia family from the WWP website" and said that donors "have every right to be angry about the lack of stewardship shown by the immediate past leadership." read more>>>