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Minnesota veterans' nonprofit under federal investigation

The nonprofit, which makes wooden American flags, has been accused of fraud
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If you watch Fox & Friends, you might remember a Minnesota veteran named Troy Walker, who was on the show last year talking about Dog Tag Furniture – his nonprofit that helps cover funeral expenses for fellow veterans.

Now, the Carver County-based Walker and his organization are under federal investigation amid accusations of fraud.

Following a complaint from a U.S. postal inspector, authorities are accusing Walker of spending the bulk of the $490,000 he's raised over the past year on personal expenses, KSTP reports. 

The station says the alleged purchases include private school tuition, house payments and a trip to Disney World.

Dog Tag Furniture sells wooden American flags, and according to its website, the proceeds go towards families struggling to pay for veterans' funerals.

You can watch Walker's Fox & Friends interview here:

His Norwood Young America home was raided earlier this month by agents "looking for evidence of fraud and money laundering," the Star Tribune reports. 

The paper says the attorney for Walker and his wife insists that the couple aren't running a "get-rich scheme," and that the two simply became "overwhelmed by their nonprofit’s sudden national media exposure."

Dog Tag Furniture's Facebook page has apparently been taken down. 

No criminal charges have been filed.

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