How & Where to report VA abuse and fraud Disability HappensVeterans Affairs (VA) offers substantial medical services and benefits to those who have suffered a disability. Unfortunately, the VA disability benefits can serve as an incentive to commit fraud and abuse. Psychiatric disabilities, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is one area that has seen a substantial increase of
News Releases Veterans AffairsFederal Grand Jury Files Superseding Indictment in Criminal Case Against Co-Founders of Ayudando Guardians Man indicted on charges of credit card fraud and identity theft of veterans receiving VA health care benefits. Army veteran indicted on federal fraud charges for pretending to be blind to receive VA benefits.
New VA initiative focuses on combating fraud, waste and abuse2 Jun 2017 Historically, VA has had a decentralized approach to identifying, responding and preventing prevent fraud, waste and abuse. For example, VA's three administrations — Health, Benefits and Cemetery — as well as its various staff offices all had separate budgets and programs dedicated to preventing
Woman pleads guilty to VA disability compensation benefits fraud3 May 2017 A multiyear investigation and trial found a Florida woman guilty of theft of government funds.
Some Vets With PTSD Are Scamming the VA: Testimony Military8 Jun 2017 After four years, he was given a 70-percent disability rating for PTSD and was immediately advised by administrators and other veterans to push for 100 Committee members, who are accustomed to hearing allegations of fraud and waste within the VA but rarely about scamming by a veteran, did not
Idaho man pleads guilty in largest ever VA disability benefits fraudSPOKANE, Wash. A man has pleaded guilty in a $1.5 million disability fraud case; reportedly the biggest in Veterans Affairs Department history. Cases in Idaho and Washington state were resolved Monday in an agreement with 59-year-old James M. Sebero of Laclede, Idaho. He pleaded guilty in Spokane to wire fraud
Thieves and Liars: PTSD Fakers and the VA Breach Bang Clear21 Feb 2016 We hear assurances that PTSD disability isn't handed out like candy, that claimed trauma is investigated rather than blindly accepted, and that the “tiny. Burkett has investigated thousands of stolen valor and VA fraud cases, and inspired a U.S. Attorney in Washington State to launch “Operation Stolen
Six Veterans Plead Guilty To Fraudulently Obtaining Over $500,0001 May 2013 “Like all government agencies that award benefits based upon a sworn certification that the claimant deserves them, the Veterans Administration is Over the past three fiscal years, the Justice Department has filed more than 10,000 financial fraud cases against nearly 15,000 defendants including more
Thieves and Liars: PTSD Fraud and the VA chrishernandezauthor24 Feb 2016 Guys claiming PTSD from Desert Storm or earlier should highly scrutinized, especially if claims are made well after separation; except in the case of sexual assault but in those. I guess everything caught up to the man who supported her, why doesn't the VA look into all of this, and her VA disability fraud.
Covert Surveillance Used Against Disabled Veteran1 Feb 2016 Assistant United States Attorneys William E. Day II and Jay N. Richardson and of the Columbia office prosecuted the case. There is no question this guy did the wrong thing based on this story. Would you call this kind of fraud “massive”? Should we trust VA to conduct secret surveillance stings on people
1000s Of Veterans Busted For Massive Benefits Fraud Zero Hedge1 Nov 2014 As for the individual veterans, the GAO identified 101 who earn more than $150,000 a year in triple-dip benefits. Another 2,200 veterans earn between $100,000 and $150,000. Investigators pulled seven cases at different benefit levels for further study, and in all but the lowest two, the veterans were making
Army vet who defrauded VA shown walking in DOJ footage after31 Jul 2017 RELATED: Man guilty of defrauding Dept. of Veteran Affairs Disability Compensation Program. Five months later, he said Cole's case is part of a nationwide increase in VA fraud investigations. According to a Cole's attorney said neither he nor Cole would comment about the case until after sentencing.
Officials: Disney World trip helps unravel Army veteran's $300K16 Jan 2017 An Army veteran who received $300,000 in benefits over the course of six years is facing more than a decade in prison after investigators found she was Man in workers' comp fraud case accused of faking disability for 10 years Woman jailed in Florida tries to hire assassin after fraud conviction,…