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Wounded Warrior Project accused of only spending a portion of donations on veterans

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Wounded Warrior Project is accused of spending only a portion of donations on veterans.

In 2014, the charity reportedly received more than $300 million in donations to help veterans. An investigation by CBS News found that only 60 percent of donations the charity receives goes to help veterans.

Former employees told CBS News the charitable organization would spend money on extravagant dinners and alcohol.

CBS’ investigation revealed a $24.3 million increase in the amount of money spent on conferences and meetings between 2010 and 2014.

Captain Ryan Kules, the organization’s director of alumni and a recipient of their services, told CBS the charity does not spend money on alcohol or engage in any other kind of excessive spending.  

The charity responded in a statement Monday, saying:

"The board takes very seriously the concerns that have been raised in recent days and is in the process of retaining independent advisors to conduct a thorough financial and policy review of the concerns.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to our warriors and supporters and will ensure that the organization is effectively fulfilling this important mission."

Click here to read the complete investigation from CBS News.

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