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Homeless Veteran Will Get $400,000 Raised for Him No Matter What, GoFundMe Promises

Homeless Veteran Will Get $  400,000 Raised for Him No Matter What, GoFundMe PromisesThe homeless veteran fighting for the $ 400,000 raised for him by a Philadelphia couple will get the full amount, GoFundMe said Thursday.



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GoFundMe Gives Homeless Veteran $20,000 as Lawyers Fight Over $400,000 Raised for Him

GoFundMe Gives Homeless Veteran $  20,000 as Lawyers Fight Over $  400,000 Raised for HimJohnny Bobbitt's lawyer said the $ 400,000 raised on GoFundMe last year is all gone



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Judge orders US couple to hand crowdfunding money over to homeless veteran

Judge orders US couple to hand crowdfunding money over to homeless veteranA US judge has ordered a couple to hand over the money they raised for a homeless man through a crowdfunding initiative. Kate McClure, 28, and her boyfriend Mark D'Amico, 39 have until Friday afternoon to transfer over the remains of the $ 400,000 (£307,000) they raised.  The couple started the crowdfunding attempt when homeless veteran Johnny Bobbit came to Ms McClure's aid when she ran out of petrol on a motorway. But Mr Bobbitt's lawyers claimed the couple had refused to hand over the majority of the funds to the homeless veteran. On Thursday,  the judge presiding over the case in New Jersey ruled that the remaining cash should be placed in an account controlled by Mr Bobbitt's lawyers and frozen pending a new court ruling. The couple deny Mr Bobbitt's claim they spent the money on themselves. The former marine's tale went viral last year when the couple launched an online appeal to thank Mr Bobbitt for giving his last $ 20 (£15) to Ms McClure after her car ran out of petrol. Had an amazing dinner!!! Best dinner I have had in years! Maybe ever!!!��������������!!! A post shared by Johnny Bobbitt Jr. (@johnnys__journey) on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:47pm PST The overwhelming response led to donations from more than 14,000 well wishers, but the couple's relationship with Mr Bobbitt eventually soured as they accused him of using the money to feed a drug habit. Judge Paula T Dow has now ordered the couple to transfer the money into an account and hire a forensic accountant to review financial records within 10 days, local media reported. Judge Dow said the court would decide how the money would eventually be managed. Jacqueline Promislo, Mr Bobbitt's lawyer, has said she estimates the couple spent about $ 75,000 on his care.  Mr D'Amico recently told US media around $ 150,000 of the fund remains. Mr Bobbitt's legal representatives have claimed the couple spent remaining cash to "fund a lifestyle that they could not otherwise afford". For their part, the couple allege the marine veteran had once spent $ 25,000 of his new wealth on drugs in a single fortnight.



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New Jersey Couple Ordered to Hand Over Remainder of $400,000 to Homeless Veteran

New Jersey Couple Ordered to Hand Over Remainder of $  400,000 to Homeless VeteranThey had raised the money through GoFundMe.



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Veteran flight attendant: I will not work flights with migrant children separated from their families

Veteran flight attendant: I will not work flights with migrant children separated from their familiesA Dallas-based flight attendant, claiming to have flown recent flights with



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Veteran Justice Department Lawyer Resigns, With Obamacare Lawsuit Possibly A Factor

Veteran Justice Department Lawyer Resigns, With Obamacare Lawsuit Possibly A FactorA highly respected career lawyer at the Justice Department has decided to



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WW II veteran to graduate 68 years after leaving college

WW II veteran to graduate 68 years after leaving collegeTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Like so many American soldiers returning home from World War II, Bob Barger started working a new job and going to college. Once he settled into his career and raising a family, finishing school was no longer a priority.



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National Guard Veteran: Deploying troops to border is a ‘waste’

National Guard Veteran: Deploying troops to border is a ‘waste’Mary Jennings Hegar, a U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard combat veteran, said the National Guard should be used as the last option in “critical situations.” She said President Trump’s decision to activate troops does not meet this metric.



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Deported Army veteran wins fight for US citizenship

Deported Army veteran wins fight for US citizenshipSAN DIEGO (AP) — A deported U.S. Army veteran has been granted U.S. citizenship, a move made possible by California Gov. Jerry Brown's pardon of a criminal offense last year.



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