March 10, 2016 5:49 PM
BOSTON (CBS) – The CEO and COO of the Wounded Warrior Project have been fired following a CBS News investigation over lavish spending.
CBS News has confirmed that CEO Steven Nardizzi and COO Al Giordano were fired after criticisms from employees about how it spends its more than $800 million raised in donations in the past four years.
More than 40 current and former employees of the prominent veterans charity told CBS about lavish parties, $2500 bar tabs and expensive resort trips for employees.
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Wounded Warrior Project execs ousted Investigative reports raise questions about charity's spending, culture
Sources connected to the WWP board said several elements in the News4Jax investigative reports were heavily considered in the board's decision, including two lawsuits filed against Wounded Warrior Project employees and injured veterans, employee yearbooks, a major donor pulling his support, and Silva taking to social media to call the allegations and subsequent review “bull****.”