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Sunday, July 21, 2019

A Department of Veterans Affairs employee used a network of shell companies to steal millions of dollars from a VA program to provide health services to children of veterans who are suffering from a debilitating spinal condition, federal prosecutors say. The Justice Department lodged 23 federal criminal charges late last year against Joseph Prince, a former Veterans Affairs employee who prosecutors say used his position to steer almost $20 million in taxpayer money to companies run by family members and associates. Those companies then provided huge kickbacks to Prince, his wife, and other family members, the government alleges.


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The previously unreported criminal case appears set to go to trial in Colorado in November. Prince has pleaded not guilty. An alleged co-conspirator, Roland Vaughn, initially did the same, but recent federal court filings indicate he is set to change that plea to guilty at a hearing early next month. Neither of their attorneys responded to requests for comment on the case.


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Ooh, my feelings are hurt ...


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#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-07-21 07:06 PM | Reply

I'm all for finding and prosecuting gov't fraud.

Every penny of it.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-21 07:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I guess we now know why Bedpan Bob has suddenly reappeared.

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-07-21 07:42 PM | Reply

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