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Charity 'About Money': Ex-Employees

Kids Wish Network, a Pasco-based organization that investigative journalists named as the Worst Charity in America -- based on how much of its income went to for-profit solicitors -- deserves the title, said four former employees.

"I realized this was more of a money, money, money business than a children's organization," said one who was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times. "There are better organizations people can give their money to."

The investigation was a joint project of the Times, the Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN. The cable network is scheduled to broadcast interviews with the former employees at 8 p.m. Thursday.

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