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Resource ID: #28703
Subject: Non-profit Corruption
Source: Susannah Frame, Ryan Coe, Peter Saiers
Affiliation: KING 5 News
Date: July 31, 2019; August 12, 2019, August 26, 2019; November 4, 2019; November 19, 2019; November 26, 2019

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KING 5’s series “Veterans for Profit” uncovered corruption and exploitation inside one of Washington state’s oldest nonprofits dedicated to supporting military veterans in need. We exposed how Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington (VIEW) harmed dozens of homeless and disabled veterans after the organization hired a new leader with a documented history of forgery, theft and charity fraud. This report revealed the leader, Rosemary Hibbler, embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the charity. While veterans went without promised social services, groceries and paychecks for working at the VIEW, we found Hibbler spent their money gambling at casinos.
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