U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee recently joined with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) in sending two letters regarding the 'Veterans Support Organization' (VSO), addressing potential violations of federal law and abuse of tax exempt status by the 501(c)(3) organization. The first letter was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, requesting an audit and, where appropriate, an investigation of the VSO for potential violations of federal law. The second letter was sent to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. The full texts of both letters are available on the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs website. NOTE: VSO is usually associated with the term 'Veteran Service Organization' which refers to any veterans' service group. In this case VSO is the acronym for a specific charity organization named the 'Veteran Support Organization.'
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