TWO V. A. DIRECTORS DEFY CONGRESSIONAL
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There has to be a hot place in hell reserved for anyone in the Veterans Administration who cheats the government and defrauds our country's veterans.
"DELAY AND DENY UNTIL THEY ALL DIE" may sound a bit cynical, but more and more of this nation's wounded and disabled warriors are beginning to believe the V.A. system is rigged so a few fat cats at the top can get rich while the rest - the 95% good workers - remain unappreciated and underpaid .
We've just witnessed a spectacle where two arrogant and obnoxious V.A. big shots - Directors Diana Rubens (Philadelphia) and Kimberly Graves (St. Paul, Minn.) defied a Congressional committee, refusing to answer questions about corruption, while hiding behind the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
I. G. PREFERS CRIMINAL CHARGES
Like gangsters and subversives, they have a right to play that game. But public opinion and an unamused Congressman Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, may be able to bring them to justice somewhere in the foreseeable future.
Right now, both Rubens and Graves have been cited in an Inspector General's report of Sept. 28, for abusing the V.A.'s relocation program to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The I.G. has preferred criminal charges on the duo to the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia.
A TREMENDOUS CASH "RIP-OFF"
The numbers in this scam are staggering.
Rubens scored $288,000 in relocation expenses, while Graves had to settle for a measly $130,000 for her transfer from Washington D.C.to St. Paul, Minn. Sources tell us that big bucks windfall was arranged by recently-resigned (see related stories box below) Under Secretary for Benefits Allison Hickey.
She is the 1980 Air Force Academy grad and retired brigadier general "super-achiever" who suddenly quit her job in October when the heat turned up on Hickey's fast-tracking the obscene pay-outs to her close friends.
Rubens currently is sucking up a $184,000 annual salary, while Graves gets only $174,000 a year. The Philadelphia director's reputed live-in lover - initials K. B. - has done pretty well herself. She's been promoted from GS-7 to GS-15 in just eight years!
And where did she begin her sensational V.A. career? The corruption cesspool of Phoenix, in 2005. Why are we not surprised?
|ALLISON HICKEY RESIGNS AT THE V.A. - SHE THE
BUREAUCRAT WHO APPROVED AN OBSCENE
$300,000 "MOVING ALLOWANCE" FOR ANOTHER
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL - RETIRED
AIR FORCE ACADEMY GRAD AND BRIGADIER
GENERAL WAS UNDER SECRETARY FOR BENEFITS
ACTION COMES IN WAKE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
PROBE OF "IRREGULARITIES" IN PROMOTIONS
AND REIMBURSEMENTS OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES