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Statement from WildEarth Guardians’ Board on Former Staffer Caught Embezzling
In response WildEarth Guardians’ Board issued the following statement:
Upon the recent receipt of credible, detailed allegations of the mismanagement of restoration grant monies, the Board, together with the Executive Director, initiated an investigation by an outside forensic accounting firm.
Significant, documented evidence of a pattern of ongoing diversion of monies in connection with these government grants by a single staffer came to light. The person involved has been fired. The organization made a referral to law enforcement and will seek restitution of all the diverted monies as aggressively as possible.
In the meantime, the board will work with the outside forensic accounting firm to immediately put in place more comprehensive and stringent accounting controls to ensure this never happens again. Our commitment to the aims of WildEarth Guardians remains undiminished.
We appreciate the community’s ongoing support of WildEarth Guardians as we work through these unfortunate circumstances.