Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vietnam Veterans: Finally Justice After Burch Pleads Guilty

Head of Vietnam veteran charity pleads guilty to embezzling $150,000
Washington Post
By Justin Wm. Moyer
June 21

The former head of D.C. charity meant to benefit Vietnam veterans pleaded guilty to wire fraud after embezzling about $150,000, federal prosecutors said.

John Thomas Burch, 75, of Alexandria was the president of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation until last year, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia said in a statement. 

He misappropriated about $150,000 of donations marked for veterans’ family members with small children in poverty, the statement said, giving the money to women he was involved with and claiming reimbursements for visits to clubs, meals and hotel stays that were not related to the charity.
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