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Greg Mortenson: results of investigation to be released

Posted: Apr 05, 2012 03:37 am EDT

(Newswire) Since a failed K2 attempt, American climber Greg Mortenson has spent most of his life building schools in Pakistan. In areas where many women are still wrapped in black behind shut doors, Greg dared the unthinkable: he built schools for girls. The charity was popular and successful, even more so after the release of a best selling book about it.

Tipped off by Greg's board member Tom Hornbein (Everest Hornbein couloir), in spring 2011 American Jon Krakauer of Everest Into Thin Air fame alleged that Greg exaggerated his story and embezzled money from his foundation.

Krakauer released a digital book teaser on Amazon.com and appeared in a popular investigative TV show calling Mortenson's work "a beautiful story, but a lie." The attacks took place as Mortenson was scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery. Soon after, some individuals filed for investigations.

There will probably be more to this story wrote ExWeb in an editorial.

Today media report that the results of Montana Attorney General’s investigation into Mortenson's charity will be announced on Thursday.

Unrelated to the Montana investigation, a hearing on a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court against also the co-author of Three Cups of Tea and its publisher is set for April 18.

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