'CSI' Actor Cuts Ties With 'Self-Serving' Vets Charity


Report: Half of Vet Charities Get an 'F'

According to a new report by a charity watchdog, of 46 veterans charities rated by CharityWatch, 23 of them, including Help Hospitalized Veterans, received an "F" grade – meaning CharityWatch believes the charity's performance is "poor" based on several criteria including what percentage of donations go directly to veterans.

But it is not uncommon for authorities to take years to catch up with even the most outrageous ones.

Bobby Thompson, the founder of the so-called U.S. Navy Veterans Association, is currently facing federal criminal charges after he used ties to prominent politicians to raise more than $100 million. Authorities said that 99 percent of that money is still unaccounted for.

READ: Feds Catch Navy Veterans Charity 'Scammer'

Veterans Charities With an 'A' Rating

But there are many veterans charities which officials say are totally legitimate and receive "A" ratings or better from charity watchdog groups.

Here are some, according to CharityWatch.org:

Armed Services YMCA of the USA

Fisher House Foundation

Homes for Our Troops

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

National Military Family Association

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Operation Homefront-N.O.

Semper Fi Fund

ABC News' Matthew Mosk, Raisa Bruner and Erin Galloway contributed to this report.

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