CRIME DOES PAY, WHEN YOU'RE A FAT CAT AT
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There has to be a hot place in hell reserved for those who get rich on the backs of our nation's sick and disabled veterans.
The latest outrage to take place under the inept "leadership" of West Point ring-knocker Robert McDonald is the Veterans Administration's decision not to recoup more than $400,000 in bogus "travel expenses" handed out to two pigs who masquerade as V.A. regional directors.
We're talking about Diana Rubens, disgraced Philadelphia V.A. boss and her female pal, Kimberly Graves, who was transferred to St. Paul, Minn. Rubens scored $288,000 in so-called "moving expenses" - a distance of about 140 miles - while Graves grabbed up $130,000 for her travel to the land of a thousand lakes.
HICKEY BAILS OUT JUST IN TIME
Be sure to read our Related Stories below to see how recently-resigned Under Secretary for Benefits, Allison Hickey, "took care of" the greedy bureaucrats. Hickey, a retired Air Force brigadier general and AFA graduate, was already flush with cash before she landed her high-paying V.A. position.
For the record, Rubens currently makes a $181,000 annual salary, while Graves hauls down a paltry $174,000 a year. The good people that empty the bedpans and push brooms in our V.A. hospitals will be thrilled to learn that.
When Hickey's obscene largesse for the openly-lesbian Rubens - she lives with her GS-7 quickly promoted all the way to GS-15, "lover" - was discovered, Congressman Jeff Miller demanded answers.
THANK GOD FOR CONGRESSMAN MILLER
The Florida Republican and chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee wanted to have Rubens and Graves offer testimony under oath and penalty of perjury. While McDonald looked the other way, both V.A, bosses refused to appear and had to be issued subpoenas.
Then they clammed up, doing gangster imitations as they repeatedly cited the 5th Amendment, claiming they did not want to "incriminate" themselves. An angry Miller said: "Rubens and Graves clearly should have been fired. The fact that V.A. leaders have so far failed to do so, gives me no hope the department will do the right thing and take steps to recoup the more than $400,000 in taxpayer dollars both women fraudulently received.
"If the V.A. is ever going to reform itself to an organization worthy of the veterans it is charged with serving, it cannot tolerate corruption within its ranks. Yet, that's exactly what the department did."
Glenn McBride (of www.veteransoutreach.info) echoes Miller's sentiments and tell us a nest of man-hating, highly-placed lesbians are "milking the V.A. for all they can get." The veterans-rights crusader says the sexual identity of these harpies enables them to steal and pad their pockets with impunity."
CROOKS GET LAST LAUGH ON VETS
Now, to add insult to injury, we are told that McDonald may not even administer the slap-on-the-wrist he spoke of when this story first broke.
It seems the clever V.A. legal staff are using a "paperwork glitch" to delay or postpone administering the ludicrous one-grade reduction supposedly to be meted out to the arrogant Rubens and her crony, Kimberly Graves.
And to top off the ineptitude, or downright criminality, these grifters are not only celebrating keeping the $400,000 in "travel expenses," but will also score big bucks for their transfer moves, if and when that happens.
You can see why Rubens and Graves are laughing all the way to the bank.
|WHISTLEBLOWERS RETALIATED AGAINST - TRUMP
VOWS TO "FIRE" CORRUPT BUREAUCRATS AT V.A.
WHILE HILLARY CLINTON CLAIMS ACCUSATIONS
SICK VETS STILL WAITING FOR HEALTH CARE
"OVERBLOWN" - SAYS "NOT AS WIDESPREAD AS IT
MADE OUT TO BE" - CHARGES REPUBLICAN PLOT
|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
|TWO V. A. DIRECTORS DEFY CONGRESSIONAL
COMMITTEE - REFUSE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
ABOUT CORRUPTION - DIANA RUBENS SCORED
$288,000 IN "RELOCATION" EXPENSES - HAS
LIVE-IN LESBIAN LOVER PROMOTED FROM GS-7
TO GS-15 IN JUST EIGHT YEARS - KIMBERLY
GRAVES GOT $130,000 FOR MOVE FROM D.C.
TO ST. PAUL, MINN. - BOTH GAL PALS OF NOW
RESIGNED UNDER SECRETARY ALLISON HICKEY
|DIANA RUBENS (WHO DEFIED CONGRESSIONAL
COMMITTEE AND TOOK FIFTH AMENDMENT) GETS
WEAK TAP ON THE WRIST FROM V.A. DIRECTOR
ROBERT McDONALD - PHILADELPHIA V.A. BOSS
RECEIVES SLIGHT DEMOTION - GETS TRANSFER TO
HOUSTON - WILL FEARED FEMALE TAKE LIVE-IN
LESBIAN LOVER WITH HER? - LONG TERM GAL PAL
KIMBERLY BEALE PROMOTED FROM GS-7 TO GS-15
IN JUST EIGHT YEARS - RUBENS SCORED NEARLY
$300,000 IN "MOVING EXPENSES" UNDER ABUSED V.A.
PCS PROGRAM - ALLISON HICKEY, HER ENABLER
|OUTRAGE OVER VA REFUSAL TO FIRE TWO TOP
DIRECTORS IMPLICATED IN MONEY FRAUD - WHY
HAVEN'T DIANA RUBENS AND KIMBERLY GRAVES
BEEN OUSTED? - OBAMA APPOINTEE ROBERT
McDONALD CLAIMS HE LACKS "LEGAL AUTHORITY"
TO REQUIRE THEM TO RETURN $400,000 THEY
SCORED IN JOB TRANSFER SCAM - HOUSE VET
AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, REP. MILLER,
ISN'T BUYING IT - DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY
|ANOTHER V.A. SCANDAL - NURSING ASSISTANT
CHARGED IN DEATH OF ELDERLY PATIENT AT THE
ALEXANDRIA, LA. VAMC STILL ON THE PAYROLL
AND WORKING AT FACILITY WHERE 70 YEAR-OLD
WAR VETERAN CHARLES LEE JOHNSON SUFFERED
"BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA" TO THE HEAD - FREDRICK
KEVIN HARRIS ARRESTED TWO YEARS AGO AND
CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER - V.A. WON'T
FIRE HIM - ARE HOSPITAL PATIENTS IN DANGER?