Over the weekend, the Associated Press released a bombshell report that found U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker made a fortune last year as spokesman for a for-profit program that preyed on veterans and service members.
Walker claimed to have founded a program that treated thousands of soldiers, the latest in a series of exaggerations from his “dramatically inflated…record as a businessman” to “untrue” claims about his academic success.
Read the bombshell report here, and catch up on the wave of coverage below.
Anchor: “An Associated Press investigation looked into a for-profit veterans group that Walker was once associated with. AP says the group was preying on veterans and defrauding the government.”
Anchor: “[Walker] boasts of that charity work. His organization aims to help members of the military who struggle with mental health…but the Associated Press reports it’s not a charity at all, it’s an arm of a for-profit hospital chain. Court documents show the company has a checkered history, treating veterans and reached a $100 million settlement after the justice department sued for improperly treating patients.”
“Herschel Walker is under fire…the Republican candidate says he created a program to help members of the military who struggle with mental health, it’s called Patriot Support, but according to the AP, court filings and company documents show Walker did not found the program, it’s also not a charity…The program is an arm of a for-profit hospital chain and court documents reveal the company reached a $122 million settlement after the Justice Department sued for improperly treating patients”
Anchor: “Herschel Walker has boasted about his charity work, helping members of military who struggle with mental health…court filings show Walker did not found it. It’s also not a charity, it’s an arm for a for-profit hospital chain. Documents show they reached a $122 million settlement after the Justice Department sued for improperly treating patients.”