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School didnt deliver, wounded Marines say
By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Mar 6, 2009 17:24:33 EST

SAN DIEGO A film-training and job-placement program created for wounded Marines and corpsmen by a foundation with Hollywood connections looked like a sweet deal when the first class graduated last year.

But some participants say Wounded Marine Careers Foundation Inc. fell short on its promise of a free, 10-week training program with guaranteed employment and membership in a key Hollywood union.

Instead, some claim the private, nonprofit foundation charged the Department of Veterans Affairs for $88,000 in vocational rehabilitation benefits for some students, but didnt deliver on a variety of promises.

Now, one former Marine has filed a nearly $300,000 civil suit against the group, and some graduates are weighing their options.

Wounded Marine Careers Foundation was established in 2007 by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Kevin Lombard and his wife Judith Paixao to teach filmmaking skills including photography, editing and audio to disabled veterans, with costs expected to be covered by donations and other fundraising. The goal was to do a seamless transition for them into the work force, Paixao said.

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