A pair of Department of Veterans Affairs officials who invoked their Fifth Amendment rights earlier this month rather than answer questions about their alleged involvement in a fraud scheme will remain at the agency.
Diane Rubens and Kimberly Graves were both demoted and reassigned to other VA offices as a result of their misconduct, the agency said late Friday. They will each receive a pay cut.
Rubens and Graves were accused of manipulating a VA program that pays for the relocation of employees who have to move long distances to take new jobs within the agency.
According to the VA's inspector general, Rubens created a position for herself in Philadelphia and then accepted it, netting $274,000 in the process. Her new job entailed far fewer responsibilities, but she retained the same six-figure salary.
The Obama administration is full of criminal, liars and thieves.
Veterans are dying and suffering and what do they get lip service from the government and where is the Concerned Veterans for America ? hey Pet stop playing with the foxes on Fox news and do something Jerk !
Those who REFUSE, to fire these SCHEMERS, should themselves be "FIRED"!!!
According to the way the present administration works, I can rob a bank, plead the fifth, get free medicaid, free housing and not have to worry about a thing??????
Privatize VA, open it to alternative healthcare providers. The idea that Big Pharma and AMA are the only ones who know what's right for vets health is ludicrous and part of a big scam aka Psychiatry. Check out The Hidden Enemy...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
Corruption is running rampant in our country!
The bigger question should be, WHO lets them get away with this ? Politicians have a habit of forgetting THEY work for us ! Sometimes they need to be reminded, this is one of those times.
Our nation is corrupt from top to bottom, the fact if has gone on this long speaks volumes about American citizens.
foo, is that the same as fob ?
This type of CORRUPTION" you speak of is "EPIDEMIC" throughout ALL levels of Government, from a small Village, to the Township, the County, State and Federal Governments. NO Governments are immune from CORRUPTION. The cause of this " Destroyer of Nations " is not a Virus or Bacterium that invades the very heart of Government,, but a HUMAN FRAILTY that occurs when the PEOPLE Elect representatives to serve them in various aspects of the Governmental System, , and when the newly elected official becomes familiar with the work, ultimately finds loop holes, short cuts financial opportunity's, and other things that lead the employee to take "Risky or ILLEGAL ACTIONS, " And there we have the beginning of CORRUPTION. But we find that most likely the CORRUPTION has gone on for YEARS and new employees find themselves caught up in the corruption from DAY ONE of their employment and say nothing or does not report the corruption for fear of LOSING THEIR JOB !!!! With the "Job Market as it currently exists, JOBS ARE NOT EASY TO FIND, so in this case the employee, using the logic of a person working to feed the Family and Paying the Mortgage and the other niceties of Family life he chooses to remain quiet and go with the flow. CORRUPTION becomes MORE entrenched at this point and everyone become a participant in the CORRUPTION of GOVERNMENT. Even to the point of LYING to members of the Legal Department and Justice Department who are PART of the government body, and who may be or may not be PART of the CORRUPTION cycle themselves. This causes many who are under investigation "PLEAD THE FIFTH AMENDMENT" and walks out of COURT a free person,
All this happens because MAN/WOMAN have CHOSEN to take the course of ILLEGAL ACTIVITY simply because they" WONTONLY surrendered their OWN MORALITY for the sake of a job, advancement, and one's own pleasure. The MORALITY of the average person is lacking when the times get tough, and the excuses ring out that "EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT" is merely a lame excuse for becoming a CORRUPT person. Well we all must stand before GOD some day and account for ourselves. It is clear who GOD will chose to gain the Kingdom of Heaven,
They are immoral because there are no reminders of what good vs evil is. BRING GOD BACK.
FIRE THEM and TAKE THEIR PENSION THEN ARREST THEM.