Fentanyl Daniel Bochicchio

The former chief of staff of one VA medical center is now singing the blues after being charged with 15 counts linked to fraud and subterfuge.

According to court records reviewed by the Herald Mail, Dr. Daniel J. Bochicchio was charged with multiple counts linked to illegally acquiring the drug fentanyl. Bochicchio allegedly used private patient information to secure large quantities of the painkiller.

Fentanyl is many times stronger than morphine, 50 to 100 times, and can be mixed with heroin to lower costs for drug dealers.

The court documents reportedly show the doctor unlawfully received drugs as part of the scheme for a few months after being selected to serve as the chief of staff at Martinsburg VA Medical Center, located in West Virginia.

Bochichio was relieved of his position and is no longer with the agency, as of June 2, 2017.

RELATED: Drug Theft – Who Is Stealing Drugs Intended For Veterans?

Bochicchio Drug Theft Background

According to the Herald:

In January 2016, the Beckley (W.Va.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center announced on its Facebook page that Bochicchio was assigned for a 90-day detail as the facility’s acting medical center director.

The announcement noted that Bochicchio is board certified in anesthesiology and critical-care medicine, and has more than 25 years of commissioned service in the Army National Guard.

His service included five years on the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, where he served as the first joint staff surgeon.

Bochicchio had been caring for veterans for more than 10 years as an attending physician at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He also is a longtime faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The charges against Bochicchio include misrepresentation, fraud, deception, and subterfuge.

Subterfuge? That is something I have not seen in a while.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently come under fire for not quickly addressing the scourge of drug theft by VA employees as of late.

How is that for a way to create an even bigger payday than what many already receive when getting benefits, a sweet salary, and a sizeable bonus…? Now, they also get the profits from selling / stealing drugs intended for vets.

Who would not want to work at VA with all those incentives?

Source: http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/tri_state/west_virginia/ex-chief-of-staff-at-martinsburg-va-center-faces-drug/article_c6e8b59a-da02-5e7e-a7b9-5204042d084f.html

figure8fan

This was from the Journal-News, Martinsville Va

“It’s important to know the VA takes our mission very seriously and hold employees accountable for wrong doing. It’s important to stay on mission, and our mission is to take care of veterans,” McAleer said.

Mike McAleer is the public affairs officer at the Martinsburg VA center.

I really believe them. NOT!!!
f8f

VA IS LYINF INC.

SCREW YO DOPE HEAD CHEZZE DICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cj

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Crazy elf

Seymore, here’s additional information from your earlier comment!

You might want to google the following; from:
“True Daily”
via: “The Washington Free Beacon”
Titled;

“Hillary Clinton and Crew Under Official Investigation!”

It has to do with her, and her aides, (mis)handling of classified information. While she, and her aides, worked as Secretary of State and the Foundation, respectively!
I have a suspicion she’s not far from being fully exposed even more. Especially when it comes to her illegal activities between her foundation and Secretary of State!

Crazy elf

Could it be the “Swamp is starting to be drained”?

91Veteran
I wonder if there is a report anywhere indicating how many veterans identities were used by this thieving hack. One would assume veterans whose identities were stolen in this scheme would have been notified, but this is the VA. If they were notified, was it just as a simple notice of a Privacy violation? HIPAA violation? Do these veterans have any idea that their identities were stolen by this quack to get drugs illegally? Were these veterans put under investigation… Read more »
Crazy elf

91Veteran,
For some reason I’m in agreement with you! I don’t believe he pulled this off by himself.
And, where is he currently working?
Why wasn’t he arrested?
Why is there no arrest records available?
Lots of questions, no answers from VA!

namnibor
@91Veteran- ALL my same exact questions. Fentanyl is NOT freely given-out nor prescribed RX in private or VA healthcare…more common are fentanyl patches for pain relief, whereas the powdered form is usually limited to anesthesiologists and veterinary medicine…as in ANIMALS….as in LARGE ANIMALS, as in horses and elephants. This VA hack certainly had other ratty hands involved and first place I’d look is the VA Pharmacy…ALL VA Pharmacies. I suspect we Veterans have been used as a patsy excuse to… Read more »
Angela
@Benjamin and all, the situation with the VA is very sad to me. How can people in the VA such as the VA leadership and VA employees stoop so low? Benjamin, when I mentioned about people being hollow in a previous post in the other article, this is what I meant. When VA employees turn to drugs, obstruct the Accountability Act, harm veterans, or harm other whistle-blower employees who are trying to do right by the veterans, this shows that… Read more »
Angela

Further comments, when people are true to themselves and true to others, then, the drug theft, illegal drug use, and criminality will not exist in their lives. If the VA employees or whomever walked a straight ethical line, then, no one would have to resort to illegal drugs such as the individual, Benjamin, you have spoken about in your article. Everyone have a great day.

Seymore Klearly

More on junkie Daniel J. Bochicchio.

Friday December 12, 2014 he was promoted form the rank of Colonel to the rank of Brigadier General in the National Guard.

Sunday February 26th, 2017 Daniel J. Bochicchio, 57, of Newfield, was arrested for domestic violence terrorizing, following a report of a domestic disturbance on Manor Circle at 9:52 p.m. Bochicchio was later arrested on a warrant in Newfield at 11:16 p.m.

Sources:

Sanford Police Log
Posted Mar 1, 2017
“http://www.fosters.com/news/20170301/sanford-police-log”

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD—SENATE December 11, 2014
“https://www.congress.gov/crec/2014/12/11/CREC-2014-12-11-pt1-PgS6646.pdf”

Seymore Klearly

A new rule that the Government should consider is that all SES employees pass a drug test. No more of these medical exams where they are given physicals marked “executive personal do not drug test”. They should also all be required to submit to the standards of random urine testing.

I would be willing to bet that more than 50% of all VA SES employees would fail drug testing.

James s Gallegos

Agree, random testing. With the drug epidemic there has to be effecting government employees and veterans are paying the price.

I still feel when they parade veterans in front of people at sporting events, are trying to do a good thing by this, but I think it only makes it sound like veterans matter.

These sport team’s should be fighting for veterans by asking the Secretary to help veterans and stop VA employees from doing the wrong thing.

Seymore Klearly
USDOJ Press Release “Physician at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg indicted on drug charges” Full press release at: “https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndwv/pr/physician-veterans-administration-medical-center-martinsburg-indicted-drug-charges” From the DOJ press release it states; “The crimes are alleged to have occurred from January to March of 2017.” Combine that with his arrest record from Sunday February 26th, 2017. Showing that the Daniel J. Bochicchio, 57, of Newfield, was arrested for domestic violence terrorizing, following a report of a domestic disturbance on Manor Circle at 9:52 p.m. Bochicchio… Read more »
James s Gallegos

Agree, covering up for bad employees and doing nothing about it, makes them just as guilty as if they did it themselves.

S lie is a lie and a cover up is a cover up and who pays for it the veterans.

Insurance company killing and mameing veterans.

The Secretary should have veterans going under cover and report back to him with proof not hearsay.

disgruntled veteran

Hmmm, there was a guy in my state of SD that was arrested recently with a half a million dollars worth of fentanyl in pill form. Anybody know if this was in pill form? sure seems coincidental as I’m sure this POS drug addict could of got that amount to deal to society. greedy bastards

Kirt Raymond
Benjamin Krause, I at times am baffled by Your Constant Negative and demeaning post of Anything Realted to the Dept of Veterans Affairs, whether it be the Health Care system or Voc Rehab. When You have benifited in being able to get Your Law Degree Thur Voc Rehab and Your recent KARE 11 investigation got Your Emergency outside care covered by the V.A…. Can You at Any Fracking time say anything good about the V.A. And the Benefits You Received… Read more »
cj
@Kirt Raymond: Why don’t you go fuck yourself? You want people to talk nice about an agency that kills Veterans? an agency who’s Doctors laugh behind Veterans backs, That agency? The agency who murders Veterans for money? in the form of bonuses? You asshole, get the fuck off this site, and go suck ” lil’ cox giant round ass. You will find nobody here who will side with your sorry ass, again, do us all a favor and go jump… Read more »
Ex va
@Kirt Raymond, i do not know where you are getting some of your information. There has been many Veterans that did not get their emergency medical bills paid. Ben just asked if any other Veterans had difficulty with the same issue and many replied having the same issue. Why would you defend such a corrupt agency as the va? With every article there are hundreds of other Veterans suffering with the same difficulties with the va agency. That is the… Read more »
cj

@Kirt Raymond: Fuck…………..go sprinkle some fucking fairy dust on your damn cupcake and have a float down the sunny river, and read a copy of Huck Finn………..

Ex va

@cj, LMAO!!!!

namnibor

@cj- For the dyslexic, that’s ‘Fuck Hinn’. 🙂

Seymore Klearly

Fuck Off Troll!!!!

OLDMARINE

Kirt Raymond ……Just might be a breather of Fresh Air to hear one Fracking good positive story ……You need to go to a VA web sight, you will get all the positive FLUFF you want, with plenty of BULLSHIT spread all over it.and as for fresh air just open a window and breath deeply ….If that doesn’t help,..jump out the FUCKING window …HAVE A GREAT FALL

OLDMARINE

Kirt Raymond…If you haven’t jumped yet call all your news stations and tell them to put something nice on for you, maybe that will make you feel better…your friend DR. REALITY

Dennis

I like this game of saying nice stuff first and then suggesting action oriented ideas! VA prohlem solving 101!!! KR you are a genius!

I want to play but you go first! Please tell me something you like about the following word as well as something action oriented that we can do with it, ok?

“Corruption.”

Thank you for your service.

91Veteran
Kirt, I have been going to various VA hospitals for over 25 years. Many commenters here have been going much longer. I for one am very grateful…that Ben provides all of these stories, particularly the negative. I cannot tell you how many comments, stories and personally saw veterans who believed they earned their benefits, and believed the VA would provide them, including proper health care, only to find out the hard way they were getting screwed hard by the VA… Read more »
VA IS LYINF INC.

KIRK EAT YOUR OWN SHIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

cj

@VA IS LYINF INC.: Amen my friend!

James Clement
@Kirt Raymond – – – You are personally grateful for your Disabled Veteran status? Interesting. While I am constantly learning to live with my disabilities, I cannot EVER imagine the day I will be GRATEFUL for TBI and PTSD, Peripheral Neuropathy, Stenosis, Sciatica, etc. that was caused by my military service. I also cannot ever imagine the day when I will be GRATEFUL for VSO’s who lack reading comprehension, are ill-informed as to Veterans Benefits available, choose to look the… Read more »
namnibor
It should be noted that in the current opioid epidemic in USA, fentanyl mixed with heroin is KILLING PEOPLE….in Ohio in 2017 thus far, JUST in Franklin County, we have had over 500 overdoses related DIRECTLY to fentanyl-laced heroin. Fentanyl is SO STRONG that even that overdose drug called meloxicam, requires 4 or 5 doses of meloxicam, and often that’s not even enough to bring a person back. Fentanyl is indeed used to mix with heroin as a way for… Read more »
Dennis
I would like to say something “good” about the benefits that I get, but that depends entirely upon what is meant precisely by my definition of “good”, right? Good could mean money, but it doesn’t. Good could mean health, but it doesn’t. Good could mean family, but it doesn’t. So what does “good” mean to me in the context of government services? It means they are giving back to me a tiny slice of what I put up on the… Read more »
namnibor
Forrest fires are actually considered very “good” for nature in a self-cleansing and many coniferous type trees only let-loose their seeds when exposed to the destructive but “good” forest fires. The same “goodness” to nature and benefiting mankind is the destructive wake of a volcano, where years afterward the fertile earth produces some of the best crops. The VA’s “good” qualities seem to more one-sided, leaning toward making engorged employees even more engorged “good” employees, but make no mistake, the… Read more »
OLDMARINE

“The West Can’t Smell What Eurasia is Cooking”, now that is a “GOOD” thing. Did you ever walk past a house when you were young and they were cooking chitlins, Now that made you walk faster,…Actual headline

Lem

Following:

Crazy elf
@Kirt Raymond, Here’s something which might be “good” when speaking of the Veterans Administration! Of course only “SOME” think it’s good! Yet, how many don’t think anything “good” will come about over this “NEW Accountability Bill”? I believe the majority of veterans will see nothing good coming from it. The VA is already doubling down on Whistle-Blowers!” It’s being reported, and exposed, already. Not only on Ben’s Blogs, but in local news medias! So, when the majority sees VA employees,… Read more »
touchavet@gmail.com

what is to stop anyone in the VA from ordering drugs in a vets name and the vet being labeled as an abuser?

91Veteran
The only thing to stop the VA from stealing drugs prescribed for a veteran and that veteran being labeled an abuser is for that veteran to be able to prove they are not getting the medicine, and raising 3 shades of hell about it…with documentation if possible. If you were cut off, is there a note in your records showing that? If so, are there records somewhere showing the medicine is still going out of the pharmacy? There would have… Read more »
cj

Apparently the same thing that stops the VA from opening an account, with a fictitious name, using the veterans denied claim number. The same thing that prevents them killing veterans, using unqualified surgeons.

NOT A DAMN THING!!!!!!

Just ask Kirt Raymond, with his Ruby fucking Red glasses. Now that’s a good thing, Ruby and Red both agree.

This is a rhetorical answer, aimed at “Nobody Loves Raymond!!!”

ANutterVet

@cj – – – Is this a sequel? About time them there Hollywood Peeps made another Comedy Sitcom.

James s Gallegos
Tour right on the nose. If Secretary Shulkin does not follow through with his promise to fire bad employees, a lot more veterans will gave this done to them or worse. WE will very shortly if he means what he said will be done. We need to keep our eyes and ears open and let the veteran population what we see them doing. This 22 veteran’s committing suicide daily, I believe there is more to this story, Like giving these… Read more »
Crazy elf

Seymore,
This out today from;
“MLordandGod” utube video!
The Japanese are taking the radioactive waste from the destroyed fukishima nuclear reactor and throwing it into the Pacific Ocean!
Wonder how that’s going to work out for the “fishers of sea life” and the people who eat sea life (fish and other life forms)?

namnibor

Even if encased in very thick concrete, the ocean’s salt water would corrode that well before the 20,000 half-life was up. As the Russians found out with Chernobyl, the only way is to complete encase and seal it off and plan to have to redo it every 100 years. 20,000 years is a lot of time for the jellyfish to mutate into the size of some VA employees on the purple team.

James s Gallegos
You blame Ben for pointing out the bad, Ben had said the VA has good employees. Problem the good employees are attacked by the bad employees. Veteran’s are being attacked by bad employees. Management cover up bad employees, so not to look bad. Hundreds of thousands of veterans have been denied their deserved disability And VA refuse to see them, 22 veteran’s committing suicide daily, could it be the VA gave them a cocktail that caused these death’s. Thousands of… Read more »
namnibor

You are so right-on, James. It’s like expecting a great cup of coffee to remain great after someone drops a cat turd into it…entire lot becomes corrupt.

ANutterVet

Depends if the “turd” product hydrated or dehydrated. Amount in size Per Pound is different Per Volume. Which will it be sir? Getting to sound like a VA story again.

namnibor

VA poo is always shaken but never stirred and on the rocks but sometimes on all glass conference room windows. That goes for hydrous and anhydrous form-factors.

ANutterVet

Hydrophilic properties or not?

James Clement

@James s Gallegos – – – Well stated, and spot on as usual.

James s Gallegos

I am hoping someday I will be able to say the opposite.

Richard Janney PA-C Retired
Guess why Bochicchio was the temporary Chief of Staff at Beckley VA Medical Center. Because the regular Chief of Staff was under investigation for employee abuse!!! And had previously lost a $40,000 EEO for said crime. But worse, before that, he was involved in a scam to defraud veterans out of formulary medications they deserved (medications bought by Congress) and he and the Director (now at Pittsburgh) were cleared because the IG could find no ‘willful intent’ as both claimed… Read more »
91Veteran
Thanks for the details on this Richard. Only looking at 30 days of records explains that this will likely not result in any serious charges. The VAIG once again clearly demonstrates they just don’t want to dig in too deeply to VA corruption and criminal activity. I imagine they would go much further back in a veterans records to find proof of fraud or other criminal activity if it meant drugs were illegally obtained. Or the vet was overpaid $10… Read more »
Richard Janney PA-C Retired
Richard Janney PA-C Retired
I am posting this as I am now retired, the VA can’t harm me anymore. I WAS one of the whistleblowers. I can name names, and give more details. This went on at the Beckley VA for the 17 years I was there as a provider. Many pharmacists covered it all up. All for bonus money for managers. I was appalled at the Inspector General for their inadequate and unsuitable investigation. In my opin, they are a farce and they… Read more »
OLDMARINE

Richard Janney PA-C Retired….Your a good man. And I respect you for your decision. And I agree the OIG is nothing but a farce.

91Veteran

Thanks for doing what you can for vets, Doc.

I suggest keeping your documentation handy. I have been wondering for quite some time when any action would be taken against VA providers and their prescription theft practices.

In my opinion it was only a matter of time.

At some point, the IG will need to get serious about the laws that created their existence, and enforcement of others, or they will be facing the chopping block along with the thieves.

James s Gallegos
Welcome and we need people like you to share whatever you feel comfortable sharing. I’m glad you are out from under their thumb. It is never to late to set the record straight. We, all know there are good employees, that are afraid to speak their mind in fear of Retalation. At the same time we need good employees to write to the Secretary and the Senate veterans affairs committee in Washington. Evidence is what is needed, so when these… Read more »
cj

@Richard Janney PA-C Retired: Richard, thank you, and please keep in touch. There are other people here that also have similar, but different stories and proof. You guys really need to coordinate together, and combine efforts.

I deleted the next 5 paragraphs, this isn’t the time to post them.

Later Gators -¡!!¡-

figure8fan
Richard Janney welcome to the site, I came across this article in the West Virginia fox 59 news Website. It claims: “RAINELLE – Dr. Daniel J. Bochicchio, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Emergency Management director,…” It has a video of him with a VA mobile unit set up for flood victims (veterans) from a flood in ’16. If he was not the director, then he lied about that to the news. The link is: “http://www.wearewvproud.com/story/32358490/mobile-units-set-up-to-help-greenbrier-county-veterans” Here is something interesting from… Read more »
OLDMARINE

f8f…his own mobile candy store, He turned a disaster into a JACKPOT for himself

James s Gallegos

Every time some one does an investigation and find wrongdoing and do little or nothing will cost some veteran’s their lives.

They are just as guilty as the criminal for not making an example of them for VA employees to see they will be held accountable.

James s Gallegos

Welcome to this site, tell your friend’s. !
The VA is great about making false allegations and are getting away with it so far.

Let’s see if Secretary Shulkin follows through with his promise to fire bad VA employees.

Veteran’s are going to have to speak up and let his office know everything veterans and good employees are going through or have gone through.

Dirty shame they have been harming veterans for so long. The VA thinks it’s normal.

Seymore Klearly
Here is one of the DAV fraudsters that has been caught. USDOJ Press Release “Snoqualmie Washington Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Defrauding Government Programs of More than $646,000” “Invented Injuries from Rocket Attack to Falsely Claim Medals, Disability Payments and Other Benefits” ” A former Captain of the Idaho and Washington National Guard was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $646,300 in restitution for… Read more »
cj

@Seymore Klearly: Damnit man!!!!! This is the poster boy for the next VARO Director, he is obviously well qualified.

Concerned Veteran

Wow you Veterans got to say a lot but you don’t call your Senators and Representative how improve Veterans Healthcare and Benefits

cj

Yeah, just about every one of us have talked with our useless, lying, corrupt congressman, and senators.

Any more assumptions you would like to make troll?

OLDMARINE

AAAAAMEN ..CJ

Seymore Klearly

Bogusly named “Concerned Veteran”, must be some little DAV piglet.

Seymore Klearly

Clearly not a Veteran.

namnibor

Piglet may have been an understatement as well.

ANutterVet
@Concerned Veteran – – – For someone like your self, your sentence structure is quite sound, but its contents causes a discord and contention. Hey man, to be blunt, you’ve have no tact or class in knowing how to chime in. You most likely need to be evaluated neurologically. Don’t worry, there are plenty of Brand Name samples of medications that can be supplied to you. Of course all this depends on through trial and error. You bet cha. Hey,… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Yo Fake concerned Veteran that is not a Veteran. How about the DAV and all their bullshit and fraud. Lets go ahead and talk about it shall we. We can talk all about there fake charities and their love of charitable gambling. Not to mention the fact that their gambling is contributing greatly to Veteran’s suicides. Or maybe we should talk about the fact that their claimed membership numbers are so out of touch with reality. What is it they… Read more »
James s Gallegos

I would like to meet you some day, your a smart person, very good job on your posts.

Seymore Klearly

Of course the DAV will go all out for any AFGE member like the one in the press release. Won’t they.

OLDMARINE

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to observe the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month during its traditionally recognized month of June. This year’s theme is “It Takes a Rainbow.”staring Concerned Veteran,.. must be in charge of this parade …….you just cant make this up…LOL

cj

Ahhhhhahaha hahaaaaaaaa, LMAOOOOOOO!!!

Most excellent, OLDMARINE, Thank youuuuuu!

James s Gallegos

I have been contacting senator Bennett’s office since 2004 and his office told me that the senator’s office can only make inquiries and can not fix anything.

If the VA admitted to doing something wrong the senator’s office is null and void. !

Many senator’s in southeast colorado will not even hold a town forum, they are afraid of the very people who are their voters.

Its ok, don’t vote for them next time.

Seymore Klearly

Also need to point out that he is the Adjutant for NABVETS.

The website has recently removed the page but Google cashed version is currently available at:

“http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:aJ_ed_oN764J:www.nabvetscolorado.org/officers/+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us”

James s Gallegos
Your back and thanks for your post, now when are VA employees going to be arrested for the fraud many have done or doing? I had a doctor write in my official medical record’s that I was stabbed while in the military. ! I tried to have this corrected, VA refused. ! I wrote to the Director in Denver and told them if the doctor would have looked at my chart, she would have seen that the VA saved my… Read more »
AVeteran2017

DAV, all VSOs are criminals and garbage. The VA will continue to cover up for them because the VA is scum too.

“https://youtu.be/K2eXVA2b6so”

CorpsmanUp!

A nurse at the Wilmington Delaware VA stole $22,000.00 from a veteran. The DOJ released the info on Saturday of Course and OIG has yet to publish it!
“http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/06/18/former-wilmington-va-nurse-sentenced-stealing-patient/406678001/”

ANutterVet
And the VA Leadership said pertaining to this incident, “We take allegations of employee misconduct very seriously, especially when those allegations are related to the welfare of our veterans,” said Vince Kane, director of the Wilmington VA Medical Center. “It is particularly painful when an employee entrusted by VA to care for veterans abuses that trust for personal gain,” said Special Agent in Charge Donna L. Neves of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General. “It’s why VA… Read more »
91Veteran

Actually, you can apply what she said about this to vets facing medical bills that the VA won’t pay, or vets having their insurance billed for service connected conditions.

I see no difference in the theft. Just the method is different.

CorpsmanUp!
The OIG is full of shit and so is DOJ! They highlight these cases but never highlight what the OIG does. Ask Senator Carper and Coons from Delaware. I submitted a disclosure to the Senate Judiciary Committee info regarding the conduct of OIG including a letter to Bernie Sanders who did ansolutely nothing. Coons sits on the Judiciary Committee and Carper is another version of McCain. Two muppet looking oldheads from Sesame Street , smoked out on betablockers and tunafish!… Read more »
Concerned Veteran

Are you Speech less Veterans 😈

91Veteran

Wow you Concerned Call of Duty Veterans living in Moms basement are pathetic.

See how false assertions against others you don’t know shit about works?

namnibor

@Concerned Veteran- If a troll can smell his or her own swamp gas emissions on first day of Summer, does that mean we will have a longer or shorter Summer?

~Gurgle~ Incoming Hot Pocket to Concerned Call of Duty Veteran’s mommy’s basement lair!

namnibor

Off-Topic: HA HA….Insane Senator McCain is being called-out for being a rabid dog about this Russia/Trump Election fiasco…WHY? Because back in 2008, McCain was found to definitely have evidence of too close for comfort Russian relations going on in his photo-ops and business dealings….the IRONY of it. HA HA!!!!!!

That old turtle needs to retire already! Or, just maybe, McCain could go to bat for his fellow Veterans? R-r-ight!

ANutterVet
@Namnibor – – – All one needs to do is to go back in time, and review all photos of H. Clinton and D. Trump with the top leadership of Mother Russer. If I recall correctly, its quite normal for both the Democrat and Republican Nominators to have some sort of Foreign Relational Contacts with other leaders. The Left is playing the deception card heavily. It depends on what type of information was exchanged with suspected countries at mind. Foreign… Read more »
ANutterVet

@Concerned Veteran – – – Where did you dam ass go to? You visit Ben’s place, make a snide remark, then some commenters post back to you, you leave. What the hell is this. Stand you’re ground puke. Where you stay?

namnibor

Trolls stay under bridges but come-out mostly at night, mostly.

Ex va

@namnibor, like “Aliens”. LMAO!!!!!

TB
The only time a Privacy Act violation gets the VA’s attention is when the VA is trying to use that as means of retaliating against a whistleblower. At the Atlanta VBA (veterans benefits administration) my records were not protected and my coworker accessed them. I reported this to management and they ignored me for months. I eventually filed a Federal Claims Tort Act (FTCA) against them and for the first time did they acknowledge my complaint and actually called me… Read more »
Ex va
@TB the HIPPA act is for anything that you would record as Veteran (patient) identifiable information such as a name, number, etc. It is to protect a patients privacy. In filing the EEO complaint your allegations has to include the name of the offender, date, offense, etc. Your management is lying to you. If that statement was true that you had to have their “consent” no one would be able to file an EEO complaint. The va loves to twist… Read more »
Lem

The VA Reform Bill the President is signing:

“https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1259/text”

Lem

On a quick read, nothing has changed except time limitations on appeals have been shortened and time for decisions by an Administrative Law Judge has been shortened.

Nothing has changed for a veteran attempting to get benefits. No time shortening on claims. No change in mulit year back pay, etc., that also needs reformed.

James s Gallegos

Thanks for the info

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