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Disabled Veterans Charities / DVNF, NVF (Part VI) #1022160

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 17, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The CNN investigation of a charity, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, for disabled veterans from which no money has gone directly to veterans re-introduced. [With CNN reporter, DVNF president Precilla WILKEWITZ - refuses to answer questions.]

(Los Angeles: Drew Griffin) The CNN investigation into the National Veterans Foundation {NVF} that found most of the charity money goes to the fund-raising organization Brickmill/Quadriga Art, not directly to the vets, presented; details given from the DVF's tax records. [ Daniel BOROCHOFF†- says they only spend 12 percent on charity programs.] [In Los Angeles, NVF's Rich RUDNICK‡- says we will not speak on-camera.] A statement to the NVF to CNN about its contract with Quadriga Art quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Drew Griffin) The outrageous fund raising behind these veterans groups and how these organizations are protected from the IRS by the Constitution discussed. [In interview, Charity Navigator CEO Ken BERGER†- warns against charity group signing these contracts; comments on the group's rating of the DVNF; gives suggestions for dealing with these groups because the money may be going to telemarketers.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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