- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate a Norfolk-based charity.

Warner’s call for an investigation follows a report by The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1TiId1N ) regarding Wounded Wheels. The newspaper reported this week that the nonprofit raised $90,000 from the public over four years to outfit classic muscle cars for paraplegic war veterans, but hadn’t given away any cars to veterans.

Warner says in a Tuesday letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen that the allegations warrant further review.

Wounded Wheels criticized the newspaper’s report in a statement posted on its website, WoundedWheels.org. The charity says it had been working on giving away a prototype vehicle for five months. It says it was bound by its charter to gather sufficient applications before selecting a recipient and delivering the vehicle.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com


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