III-Walter Reed: "Hospital Investigates Former Aid Chief" - Anne Hull and Dana Priest - Washington Post

III-Walter Reed: "Hospital Investigates Former Aid Chief" - Anne Hull and Dana Priest - Washington Post

Walter Reed Official Had Own Charity

by: Anne Hull, Dana Priest | publication date: February 20, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

"For the past three years, Michael J. Wagner directed the Army's largest effort to help the most vulnerable soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His office in Room 3E01 of the world-renowned hospital was supposed to match big-hearted donors with thousands of wounded soldiers who could not afford to feed their children, pay mortgages, buy plane tickets or put up visiting families in nearby hotels. But while he was being paid to provide this vital service to patients, outpatients and their relations, Wagner was also seeking funders and soliciting donations for his own new charity, based in Texas, according to documents and interviews with current and former staff members."

The third article in The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning series "The Other Walter Reed" reveals that Michael J. Wagner, the hospital's Aid Chief, may have used his position to solicit donations for his own private charity fund.

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