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State AG Charges Alleged Scumbag

Mansfield man accused of bilking Fallen Veterans Foundation



    State AG Charges Alleged Scumbag
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    ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 31: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lindsay Natiw of Plymouth, Michigan, sits next to U.S. Army Corporal Jacob Turbett's headstone on Memorial Day in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery May 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Natiw attended the same high school as Turbett and she took a photograph of his grave site to send to Turbett's mother because she could not be there for the holiday. This is the 142nd Memorial Day observance at the cemetery. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot probably knows a sleazebucket when he investigates one.

    That could well be the reason he charged Evan Walter Coleman of Mansfield, chairman of the U.S. Fallen Heroes Foundation, with channeling the foundation’s money to his personal use.

    According to a release issued by the AG’s office, Coleman asked individuals — including in at least one instance the mother of a military man killed in Iraq — and businesses to donate money to the foundation supposedly to build a national memorial to veterans who died in the line of duty while deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Gulf War.

    The memorial allegedly was to go up in Kennedale, Texas, which, of course, is the epicenter of the wars in the Middle East.

    Living under at least three different names — also including Walter E. Coleman and Walter Raleigh Coleman Jr. — raises suspicions. Using allegedly falsified IRS documents as a front for a legitimate 501(c)(3) public charity brings in the state boys. Bilking grieving relatives and patriotic businesspeople reserves your seat in the Eighth Circle of hell.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. [slowly shaking head, rubbing temple] He’s got nothing else to say about this reprehensible bastard … sorry, alleged bastard.