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BARRY
 Jul 18th, 2013
Later that year, executive director Richard Esau was fired from the Service Foundation after an audit from an independent organization revealed several hundred thousand dollars' worth of money allocated under Esau's conflict of interest. The Foundation donated $500,000 to the Intrepid Museum in New York City directly before the museum hired the daughter of a member of the Foundation's board of directors. The Foundation also gave $100,000 to the Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association, where Esau worked previously and where his wife currently worked. Esau also told Cook that half of that money was given to a personal friend who was contracted to teach anti-terrorism classes to National Guard troops. Finally, the Foundation's tax forms from the previous year revealed that $685,000 was spent on radio and television advertisements with the Washington Redskins. Cook told ABC News,
barry
 Jul 18th, 2013
caller said they are from 'order of PURPLE heart' a CHARITABLE org in VIRGINIA... HOWEVER bbb has a less then favorable rating for their charity. not sure if this is a valid charity for veterans or not. WILL CHECK WITH MY USN buddies... normally I GIVE TO AMVETS or RED CROSS or US NAVY RELIEF.
barry
 Jul 18th, 2013

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