Notoriously Corrupt VA Director Gets Hired Back At Veterans Affairs

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VA Director DeWayne Hamlin

DeWayne Hamlin, the notoriously corrupt VA director who was the first termination when President Donald Trump took office was just rehired by Veterans Affairs.

Hamlin is reportedly back at work following termination from his position the morning of January 20, 2017, when President Trump was sworn in. His present role and job duties are not publicly known.

His termination was the result of numerous allegations including stealing opioids for his own use and unlawfully harassing whistleblowers who reported his wrongdoing. Hamlin even tried to pay off one whistleblower with $300,000 after she refused to make false allegations against another whistleblower. He was also found drunk in a car and in possession of painkillers that were not his own, among other things.

RELATED: Agency Tries To Pay VA Whistleblower $305k To Quit

VA On Hamlin Case

“On the morning of January 20, 2017, the Department removed DeWayne Hamlin, the director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, from the federal civil service. Mr. Hamlin subsequently appealed his removal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and because of particulars in his case that remains under active litigation, he was brought back to work at VA,” spokesman James Hutton told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“As we have underscored since January 20, President Trump and Secretary [David] Shulkin have made employee accountability at VA a top priority, and we will continue to take appropriate disciplinary actions with our employees. The Secretary in this case was not able to overturn this decision once he was made aware of it. We need this ability in new legislation.”

Hamlin reportedly returned to work earlier this month after he filed an appeal with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

RELATED: San Juan VA Director DeWayne Hamlin Terminated

Does This Seem Right?

This is the same board that could reinstate Sharon Helman later this year based on her appeal. Helman is a felon for misconduct who was terminated from her job as Phoenix VA director after allegations of wait time manipulation surfaced at the facility in 2014.

Will Hamlin be able to enjoy employment at a high salary while enjoying the same 3-year appeal cycle enjoyed by Helman?

Are VA directors whose last names start with “H” impervious to the rule of law? (I’m only half joking here).

Spokesman Hutton blamed the lack of legislation on Hamlin’s ability to return to work, but like Helman, he may be enjoying poor prosecution of termination procedures within VA.

Hutton told TheDCNF: “As this demonstrates, more needs to be done. VA will continue to work with Congress on priority legislation that will ensure the Department can appropriately manage its employees at all levels, to ensure accountability, especially in cases when employees are derelict in their duties or fail to care for Veterans.”

When Will VA Get Tough On Bad Leaders?

VA managers and lawyers are required to prosecute terminations, especially in instances of fraud and whistleblower retaliation. However, VA is noted to be less than zealous in doing so.

Now, theft, harassment, and drunk driving are not Hamlin’s only sins. He also hired a convicted sex offender to work at San Juan VA’s human resources and another criminal charged with fraud to work in his contracting department.

Last fall, VA selected Hamlin to instruct VA leaders about leadership quality.

No kidding.

Source: http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/29/trump-fired-a-corrupt-va-official-then-the-va-stepped-in-and-said-not-so-fast/

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James Clement
James Clement

Following.

Ex va
Ex va

They usually hire directors like these criminal kind that get caught and not prosecuted to visn positions so they can work until the retire.

VAISLYING INC

VA DC HQ SEWAGE RATS PROTECT THEIR OWN SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SCREW THE VETS AGIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wayne Harropson
Wayne Harropson

Wayne should acquiesce, they need his talent at the IRS. A lateral move.

James Clement
James Clement
Seems like DeWayne Hamlin might be a future SucVA in Training? What can be said other than that it is time to FIX THE DAMN BROKEN VA: 1. Recognize the problems inherent in the VA are SYSTEM-WIDE, not just limited to a few locations. 2. Fire all the Lazy No Good Workers. Fire EVERY single AFGE/SES Employee. 3. Sell off all the VA facilities. Alternatively, they may be converted into housing for homeless veterans. 4. Issue all veterans a card that allows them to choose their own doctors within their community that they can TRUST. 5. The United States Government… Read more »
VA IS LYING INC

VA DEATHCARE SAME CRAP DIFFERENT DAY VETS ARE SCREWED AGIN NOTHING EVER CHANGES AT VA CRAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cj
cj

@VA IS LYING INC: You are always going to be one of my favorite commenters. You are always on message each and every time. Your unshakable, your a charging rhino. I am glad your on our side. The enemy best beware.

Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve

Semper fi, Bro, and I thought this guy Hamlin got run over by a garbage truck, must have been fake news, Darn.

James Clement
James Clement

@Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve – – – Semper Fi back at you, Sir.

Q: I know who you are. I know who Molly is. Does this mean the VA/AFGE is FIBBER?

Have to ask, because I NEVER hear anything but FIBS come out of their mouths.

Keep fighting the good fight!

Donald Avant

Another example of how corrupt and inept the VA is…

Also another example of how hard it is going to be to get rid of the long established corruption…

Potus needs to take a page from the Reagan book when he fired the Air Traffic Controllers…

The only posible way to get rid of these thugs is to put them in jail where they will be unavailabe for the VA to re-hire…

Jay
Jay

Doesn’t surprise me at all. The VA allows this and our country’s leaders don’t give a crap. If they did they would not have some merit based system in place but instead would have the ability to remove ANYONE right up to Shulkin.

James Clement
James Clement

@Jay – – – 100% Agreed.

Disgruntled Veteran
1973 – 1976 USMC
1978 – 1993 USN

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

This is complete bullshit! Hamlin should be sitting in prison on drug charges. Instead, he’s back to work at VA.

I wonder what President Trump and “Shithead Shulkin” are thinking today? Seems like everyone at VA’s are laughing their asses off at Shulkin and President Trump! Why? Because the fuckheads at every VA facility knows they can’t be fired! Even IF they commit felonies, they can’t be fired!

I agree, sooner or later, a “McVeigh” will occur and we veterans will be blamed for it!
As namnibor always says; quote: “Wait for it!”

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

P.S.
Not only are VA employees laughing at President Trump and “Shithead Shulkin”! They’re laughing at every veteran using the VA!
I don’t know about y’all – I don’t like this one fuckin bit!

Benedict Riggio
Benedict Riggio

Interested in legal help, could not complete request on line! Stated that I had filled before, but I only subscribed to news letter. Please call or text need help!

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

@namnibor, off topic –
Your going to love this!
From: “Latest Conspiracy”
Dated: May 30, 2017 (3:45 minutes long)
Titled;

“BREAKING: Entire Indiana Police Dept. Quits After Being Told To Do These 3 SICK THINGS!

The Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana Police force resigned because the city council wanted them to “dig up dirt” on their political rivals, among other things!
According to the report, the Sheriff’s department is acting as the police in Bunker Hill. Until a new police department can be hired. Not so fast, though, NO ONE WANTS THE JOB!
There’s more in the video! You gotta see it!

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
From:”True Pundit” via: “The Daily Caller News Foundation” Dated: May 29, 2017 Titled: “Trump Fired A Corrupt VA Official.Then The VA Stepped In And Said Not So Fast!” This article goes further into this bullshit by VA’s MSBP! Google and get pissed even more! The VA, Congress Critters and other asswipes wonder why veterans are so fucking pissed off when shit happens like this. I’m my opinion, someone with some fuckin power in the DOJ should fly down there and arrest that punk-assed mo-fo asap! If he had illegal drugs on his person, the night he was arrested, he should… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

@Crazy elf- I am with you in that exact “fuckin mood” after that article.

namnibor
namnibor
“[…Now, theft, harassment, and drunk driving are not Hamlin’s only sins. He also hired a convicted sex offender to work at San Juan VA’s human resources and another criminal charged with fraud to work in his contracting department. Last fall, VA selected Hamlin to instruct VA leaders about leadership quality. No kidding.]” All this does is embolden the rats. It’s like the entire AFGE and VA is giving every Veteran the middle finger while sticking the other middle finger up their asses while giving a long piggy laugh. Speaking of piggies, where’s the “outcry” of those so-called Veteran Service Org’s… Read more »
namnibor
namnibor

No, my “rant” is not fucking over!

WTF, VA?

And you wonder why Veterans cannot extend our trust any longer to you assholes?

CUT THE LAMPREY AFGE FROM THE VA’s TEATS~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RANT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I even scared my cat)

karter9908
karter9908

coyld not agree more!!!! the SHIT IS REALLY GOINGVTO HIT THE FAN NOW!!
here we go….

VAISLYING INC

THE TRUMP AINT GONNA DO SHIT FOR VETS V !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VETS YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN COME MERDIA TRUMPER PENDEJO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

91Veteran
91Veteran
Given the number of investigations into pill theft at the VA, the number of known abusers in the VA and this guy, why are VA employees at any level not mandated to randomly piss in a bottle once a month at a minimum? It is legal to require drug tests for public safety employees…why not the VA? I suspect this whole opioid problem is a result of someone looking at numbers of pills used at a facility, and automatically believing all the good doctors at the VA are just prescribing too many to veterans. I doubt they have thought much… Read more »
cj
cj

Stories like this is exactly why we need to bring back public hangings. Try to appeal your case after harming veterans, when you’re swinging from the end of a rope. Fucking useless government!!!!!

cj
cj

And firing squads!!! For even quicker gratification!!

James Clement
James Clement

@cj – – – Agreed. Or we could skin them alive very slowly to maximize their suffering. The Montagnard people used to take captured Vietnamese, cut them into very small pieces very slowly, then feed them to their dogs while the captured prisoner watched his own body parts being eaten. Sometimes, it would take several hours, or even a few days before the prisoner died.

Might be a good method for getting the message across.

Disgruntled Veteran
1973 – 1976 USMC
1978 – 1993 USN

cj
cj

@James Clement: James, I really must be demented, when I read your comment, instead of cringing, I smiled ear to ear. I like!!!!!

James Clement
James Clement

@cj – – – An effective method. Prisoner passes out? Not a problem. Bucket of cold river water wakes them right up. Then the sow continues . . .

Thank You for having your wife scan and send those forms to me. Things have calmed down to a manageable level here – – – so that I have some time to work on getting them out.

I will keep you posted as to results. If successful, will be sharing on Ben’s Blog.

Disgruntled Veteran
1973 – 1976 USMC
1978 – 1993 USN

cj
cj

@James Clement: Your very welcome James, I only hope you can finally get some Justice. No surprise how screwed over we all are, when we can’t even weed out the likes of Hamlin.

Frank Waugh, hit on something. Funny how a VA employee gets an appeal hearing in just a few months. Meanwhile, veterans have to wait years. This is beyond fucking insane. And it is beyond time for the revolution to begin!!!!!

James Clement
James Clement

@cj – – – Correction. SHOW not SOW. Fingers. Soon hands.

Disgruntled Veteran
1973 – 1976 USMC
1978 – 1993 USN

91Veteran
91Veteran

I would prefer a cheese grater be used.

Dennis
Dennis

@cj,

respectfully I disagree. The Romans understood that beheadings and hangings simply do not deter another individual from public corruption as FULLY as a days long crucifixion in which the participant died a horrific and agonizing death. Corrupt public servants are more fun to toss rocks at, the Romans discovered, when their heads where still attached.

As for me, I defer to lynchings – an American tradition. You still get to throw rocks but you do not have to build a cross first.which might offend some religions.

namnibor
namnibor
@Dennis- Well, why don’t we start a new tradition, based upon Rome’s crucifixion technic but doing it entirely without using a “cross”, as it was not only a very handy anatomical human shape, but it also drove further intimidation into the servile by killing them on their own symbol…Anthropology of Religion is a really interesting subject. Arduous, and gets a bit repetitive because of all the killing because my god is somehow better or even bigger than your god…but I digress….the shape need not be a cross is the crux of my message here. 🙂 Any shape will do but… Read more »
cj
cj

@Dennis: Who the hell said anything about a deterrent?

Jo3n

I read where Dr. Shulkin said if he would have known earlier…..blah blah blah. Why didn’t he know all along? Seems the only ones that stay fired are the whistleblowers. If the Dr. Isn’t following through on these type issues, would that be Kushner’s job? What is Kushner’s job? What does it matter anyway? Same shit….

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Jo3n,
I’ve been asking the same question about Kushner!
What IS his job? I thought he was put in charge, by POTUS, of cleaning up the Veterans Administration? Where has his scrawny ass been hiding?
Oh, wait, he’s being investigated for possible “…ties to Russia…” by some Congressional Committee, from my understanding!

Same shit, different fuckin day!

namnibor
namnibor
Seems to me that Kushner was given WAY too many responsibilities. For one, Pres. Trump ALSO gave Kushner the task of bringing MIDDLE EAST PEACE…and clean-up the VA if any crumbs are left over. WTF? Kushner reminds me of a walking manikin. Has that same manikin statue-faced grimace every time, YET…I have YET to heart ONE THING with regard to Kushner and the VA…I really worry that Pres. Trump is listening only to Shulkin, who’s also only listening to the piggy VSO’s and AFGE… Screw the poop canons at this point. I think we need to test and ensure our… Read more »
iratevet24601
iratevet24601

It is obvious that Shulkin has had a crabs eye view of POTUS from the start. I said at the outset prior to das fuhrer getting elected that nothing would improve. Nothing has, nor will, but will continue to worsen. They are trying to disenfranchise us all. Not just us vets, but race against race. This isn’t a McVeigh situation it is the realization of V for Vendetta, and expect some Bladerunner overtones.

OLDMARINE
OLDMARINE

iratevet24601 …ON YOUR REMARK….They are trying to disenfranchise us all. Not just us vets, but race against race. …….your right…..{DIVERSION} right out of the play-book

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

One thing I know for sure is this issue is getting major attention on the internet! There are more articles (videos) being redone on other VA crimes.
Google this article on utube. There’s a bunch more!

Jo3n

Mr President, have you totally investigated the Holman Rule? This situation is why it’s there. Oh, please take the boy back.

Frank waugh
Frank waugh

So this guy gets fired in january,gets his job back 4 months later,because he is appealling it,I have an appeal in for the Camp Lejeune contaminated water and I just received a letter telling me it will be another 377 days just to get my appeal in front of the review board then no telling how long after that to hear something….well with the V.A. this sounds about right…

namnibor
namnibor

Is it just me? Hamlin’s eyes are like an ornately framed portrait in a ‘Scooby Doo Haunted Mansion’ episode. Hamlin’s eyes keep following me no matter where I wander. It’s creepy in a ‘Chester The Molester’ kind of way.

Yeah, I’m not right at all. 🙂

cj
cj

@namnibor, I think we need to turn Hamlin into a nun with a spear through its head. By the way, your just the right amount of not right!!!!!

namnibor
namnibor

HA HA!! I remember that joke posted on here, “What’s red, white and black and cannot turn around in a closet”? LMAO!

Dennis
Dennis

So Ben, you are telling us that the President of The United States, a nation that is nuclear capable and arguably the most powerful nation in the world, lacks the power to fire one single corrupt servant?

Did I understand that correctly?

Underwater basket weaver specialist
Underwater basket weaver specialist

If the Senate passes the va accountability act next week, will the va right the ship and at least try to restore veterans’ faith that this is the veterans affairs administration and not the employees affairs administration???

Whistleblowers within the va see the writing on the wall. Their protection is a theory not grounded in reality. Maybe the va will develop another snazzy cliche acronym to make everybody feel all warm and fuzzy and pretty pie charts.

Dennis
Dennis

Google “VA rehires criminal”

heheee. You think this is a first?

Jo3n

For unknown reasons, I spoke with three war veterans this weekend. None are happy with the VA. But, all shied away from a real complaint. It’s like Stockholm syndrome. One told me if he got too loud he’d be kicked out. He’s almost deaf. I just keep getting angrier.

James Clement
James Clement
@Jo3n – – – I hear you. I see a lot of guys like that here in the islands. They will bitch and bitch out at the coffee shop. When they go to the VA, it is a different story. Plus, they can never be bothered to write a letter to their congress critters, etc. Pretty Pathetic. When they ask me WHY things do not change for the better, I tell them that “I can tell you from personal experience that while your brothers and sisters in arms care, want to help, and are rooting for you – – –… Read more »
cj
cj
@James Clement: James, that is exactly the problem, it has always been the problem. and I am afraid it will always be the problem. Lotta talk, till it’s time to tow the line, then the silence is deafening. The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing. When good men do nothing, they are no good men. You think the government is afraid of a revolution? I don’t, we both know, you and I will be the only ones to the show. Our fellow countrymen, have no balls. What they should do is apply… Read more »
James Clement
James Clement
@cj – – – Agree with you on some. Some is situationally dependent. Yeah, a lot of talk until time to tow the line. But the silence is not always deafening. 90% of the time it is. But that other 10%? Pure Gold. I am always reminded of one of the first valuable lessons my Drill Instructor taught me. The seven P’s. Proper Prior Planning Prevents Pyss Poor Performance. Lots of wisdom in that statement. I have no doubt that of the Vets I contacted WRT that Veterans March – – – 900+ would have mustered at the rendezvous point.… Read more »
cj
cj

@James Clement: James I agree, my comment about good men doing nothing, was aimed more at those that see a wrong doing and decide not to stand up to it. Like if someone blames you for something everyone knows you didn’t do, but they say nothing to help because they don’t want to get in hot water themselves.

Of course, plenty men can’t help even if they wanted for so many different reasons. Disabilities, age. We are on the same page I think.

Sandy Stufflebeam
Sandy Stufflebeam

There are a shit load of Veterans in Topeka Ks that will join you.

Lem
Lem

Following. Definitely believe there is a large organized crime ring in control here. That doesn’t mean all VA employees. Just those in key positions.

namnibor
namnibor
If the leaders in key positions are running the asylum through corrupt eyes, what do you think all the other minions are going to do or think when they see something that someone else is getting away with…I WANT SOME…GIVE SOME OF DAT….that’s what the AFGE Piggies have done. Definitely NOT all 100% of all employees, but it’s all spoiled milk at this point. A total reset is the ONLY way anything in a form of real positive change takes place…or a HUGE natural or otherwise disaster that forces all to go back to more primitive ways and the VA… Read more »
Dennis
Dennis

…agreed Lem, the problem is with “key” positions. So long as We The People turn the keys to VA buildings into the unlocked position, then some of these bastards are bound to wander back inside!

I saw we weld the damn doors shut and eliminate key positions altogether.

Lem
Lem

Trump did that. But wrong department. State Department? DOJ?

Dennis
Dennis

“The head of the VA Caribbean medical center, DeWayne Hamlin, who earns $179,700 a year, was arrested April 26, 2014, after Florida police found he smelled of alcohol and had an oxycodone pill in his pocket for which he did not have a prescription. He refused to take a Breathalyzer test…”

Just more old news. I sure hope we can get this past us and use the time instead to try and figure out how America is getting their hands on so many opiate drugs?

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Dennis – – – Doctors? Thief by employees, at different distribution points where pain meds are accessible or stored? If from the manufacturer distribution point, then most likely organized crime could be involved because of the amount that is available.

Dennis
Dennis

VA IS organized crime.

Rich B
Rich B
Is anyone really surprised? These VA Pules will continue to get away with everything and anything and as long as they are represented by a Corrupt Union official they will. Too bad there isn’t someway too kept these scum bags off the VA payroll. They talk about rules and laws not in place to keep the bums out.. Bullshit, the problem is that no one enforces the laws. And factually, Trump isn’t going to either…. in fact he would argue there are more import things to do, even after he promised to get rid of this kind of scum.
Bluedeuce
Bluedeuce

Challenge:

This Hamlin puke, if he is os as innocent as he claims or boasts..AS IF…

He will publish his address, phone number, and exact location of his employment…

OR….

We get the information on our own…..

I suggest each and every VA employee, or criminal become fodder for islam, isis….

James Hanrahan
James Hanrahan

Ronniey had no problem with flight controlers he fired them all and hired new one hell with the union he said they work for me and the people I don’t work for them. Have some ball Mr Trumth fuck these assholes who should be in prission or jail for killing us. Who they were to look after and make better but killed for money and more than I get as a 100% DAV. Fuck them who fought for those they killed rights fuck them all !!!!!!!!!!$!$

Jo3n

Dr Shulkin has been there long enough to know who the major players are. If he doesn’t, he needs to be on his way. I’m betting half the upper level know who they are, its the other half. Investigate all, blood test, piss test, and truth serum. Or, unless I know they’re not a crook; They are. It’s a big swamp.

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