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Appeals Court Denies Rehearing of Unions’ Case Over Executive Orders

By on September 25, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Denies Rehearing of Unions’ Case Over Executive Orders

An appeals court has denied a rehearing of a lawsuit over the Trump administration’s executive orders on labor relations.

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Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

By on September 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

An immigration judge has been hit with a significant disciplinary action for violating the Hatch Act.

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Man Who Pretended to be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits is Sentenced to Prison

By on September 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Who Pretended to be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits is Sentenced to Prison

A man who had pretended to be his dead sister in order to steal VA benefits has been sentenced to prison.

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Whistleblower Status Did Not Upend Removal of TSA Agent

By on September 10, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Status Did Not Upend Removal of TSA Agent

A TSA agent, fired for several instances of discourteous conduct, failed to convince the appeals court to overturn his removal because of his whistleblower status.

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Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

By on August 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

The appeals court is troubled by an arbitrator’s decision to mitigate a removal to an extended suspension for “time served” but not for the reasons one may think.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Paying Over $1 Million in Illegal Gratuities to VA Employee

By on August 13, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pleads Guilty to Paying Over $1 Million in Illegal Gratuities to VA Employee

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to paying over $1 million to a VA employee in exchange for referrals to his company.

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Fired Phoenix VA Executive Implicated in Veterans Wait List Scandal Fails to Win His Job Back

By on August 6, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Fired Phoenix VA Executive Implicated in Veterans Wait List Scandal Fails to Win His Job Back

The Phoenix VA Associate Director, caught up in the veterans “secret” waiting list scandal allegations, was fired. See how the appeals court ruled on his case.

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Did DOJ Drug Enforcement Administration Violate the USERRA?

By on July 30, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Did DOJ Drug Enforcement Administration Violate the USERRA?

A DEA agent called out his agency for not selecting him for merit promotion due to bias against reservists on the part of his supervisor.

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Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

By on July 23, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

An attorney who prioritized her summer vacation over preparing for her MSPB appeal hearing has to live with the consequences.

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Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

By on July 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

A Connecticut woman was recently sentenced in court for stealing her dead mother’s Postal annuity benefits.

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