July 22, 2018
Stopping stolen valor: Uncle Sam cracks down on bogus veterans charities
Operation Donate with Honor seeks to expose fraudulent fundraisers
For many donors, Help the Vets sounded like a great cause: The group said contributions would benefit disabled veterans by helping pay for medical care, assist with suicide prevention, even fund family retreats.
As it turned out, however, Help the Vets was a â€œsham charityâ€ that primarily benefited its founder and president, Neil G. â€œPaulâ€ Paulson, who raised $11 million over three years by misleading soft-hearted contributors, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by federal and state authorities.
Read the rest at the Washington Times.
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