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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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Florida Reps. Push Back on VA’s Decision to Shut Down Congressional Offices in Medical Facilities

on September 14, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Members of the Florida congressional delegation are pushing back at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after being told to close their offices in VA facilities.

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Veteran Found Covered in Ant Bites at VA Facility

on September 13, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs questions after it was reported that a veteran was found covered in ants on two occasions at one of the agency's medical centers in Georgia.

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VA is Banning Smoking at its Facilities

By on August 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA is Banning Smoking at its Facilities

The VA is moving out to ban smoking at its healthcare facilities, and a new policy will also include agency employees.

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IG: VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Veterans’ Medical Claims

on August 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

According to the VA's Inspector General, the agency left 17,400 veterans to pay out of pocket for emergency medical care in one six month period that the government should have covered.

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VA Whistleblower-Protection Worker Asks For Protection

on August 16, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A federal employee hired by the VA for whistleblower outreach is now asking the Office of Special Counsel for whistleblower protection for himself.

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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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Should Smoking Be Allowed at the VA?

By on July 20, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should Smoking Be Allowed at the VA?

Legislation has been introduced to prohibit smoking at VA facilities.

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Lights, Hammer, Action!

By on July 11, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Lights, Hammer, Action!

A VA employee got himself fired when he blew a gasket over a light switch.

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