Tag: VA

“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

By on August 4, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

A VA whistleblower challenged a reprimand as retaliatory. The MSPB awarded some damages but drew the line when he asked to be compensated for loss of incentive pay.

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Man Arraigned for Embezzling Over $200k from His Father’s VA Account

By on July 28, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Arraigned for Embezzling Over $200k from His Father’s VA Account

An Atlanta man has been arraigned in court for allegations that he embezzled over $200k worth of VA funds intended for the care of his disabled father.

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Man Pretends to be Navy SEAL to Steal VA Benefits

By on July 26, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pretends to be Navy SEAL to Steal VA Benefits

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to pretending to be a Navy SEAL in order to receive VA benefits to which he was not entitled.

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Former VA Nursing Assistant Pleads Guilty to Murder Charges

on July 15, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A former nursing assistant pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal murder charges in connection with a string of insulin deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in West Virginia.

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VA Employee Sentenced For Orchestrating $19 Million Corruption Scheme

By on June 12, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Employee Sentenced For Orchestrating $19 Million Corruption Scheme

A former federal employee is heading to prison for designing and orchestrating a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.

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Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

By on May 29, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

The VA is successfully implementing recent executive orders to restrict the use of official time and free office space previously used by unions.

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Family Says VA Worker Forced to Go Back to Work 5 Days After Exposure to Coronavirus

on May 26, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The family of an employee of the Washington DC VA Medical Center, who eventually died from complications with COVID-19, said he was required to work inside the hospital while symptomatic.

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Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

By on May 18, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

A VA retiree challenged agency actions against him, arguing it had opened its investigation in retaliation for his whistleblowing in violation of the law.

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Former VA Doctor Indicted on Civil Rights and Sexual Abuse Charges

By on May 14, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VA Doctor Indicted on Civil Rights and Sexual Abuse Charges

A former VA doctor has been indicted on federal civil rights and abusive sexual contact offenses.

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Is 16 Years Enough?

By on May 11, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Is 16 Years Enough?

A VA doctor, when reassigned from his preferred compressed work schedule, challenged the agency’s action as a violation of a 16-year old settlement agreement.

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