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Indianapolis, Ind., (March 11, 2016) -  A Hoosier Army veteran injured in combat is reacting to the national scandal surrounding the Wounded Warrior Project.

The board of directors for the veterans charity fired it's top executives Thursday accused of spending millions on travel, meetings and administration.

Dean Graham claimed WWP was “a fraud” on his Help Indiana Veterans charity website in 2013.

Graham was hit with a lawsuit from WWP, was forced to settle and shut down his website.

Now a little more than 2 years later, Graham says his claims were spot on.

“I hope that this really does clean it up from top to bottom and actually put forth some changes that will be positive for veterans,” said Graham.

"My reaction was, finally. It’s a relief. Dean Graham has been trying to get this information out into the public for years, but he was squashed by this lawsuit and had to discontinue his efforts,” said Paul Overhauser, an attorney who counseled Graham on the suit.

The WWP board released a statement saying based on an independent review, the WWP continues to provide substantial services for the nation’s wounded warriors, and that certain allegations raised were inaccurate.

The review also found that some policies, procedures and controls at WWP have not kept pace with the organization’s rapid growth saying the WWP has already begun to strengthen its employee travel policies.

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