Louisiana Overton Brooks VAMC Director Removed

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Toby Mathew

The director of Overton Brooks VAMC in Shreveport, LA was removed from duty pending an investigation into wrongdoing.

Last night, Officials from South Central Veterans Affairs Health Care Network confirmed former director Toby Mathew was removed form his position. The agency provided no input as to the reason for the sudden move.

This is the second major move and investigation against director of a VA medical center since President Donald Trump took office two weeks ago. The move apparently came at the behest of local officials seeking support from VA senior leadership.

RELATED: San Juan VA Director Removed

Overton Brooks Toby Mathew Removal Statement

According to a VA statement:

“There is nothing more important to VA than caring for the nation’s Veterans. That care includes protecting courageous employees who expose wrongdoing, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and taking appropriate disciplinary action when an employee’s actions run counter to our expectations. In keeping with federal law, we promptly and thoroughly investigate all allegations of serious misconduct and, where such allegations are substantiated, observe all due process while we discharge our solemn duty to maintain the efficient and effective operation of the VA.

“Upon receiving allegations of wrongdoing against the Overton Brooks VAMC Medical Center Director, and other senior leaders, the allegations were referred to VA’s Office of Accountability Review (OAR) for investigation as required by VA policy. Effective February 1, the Medical Center Director has been temporarily detailed to the VISN 16 office in Ridgeland, MS., where he will be working in non-supervisory capacity while OAR completes its investigation. Once completed, the evidence will be examined by the appropriate management officials delegated with the duty to take appropriate corrective action.”

Source: http://www.ksla.com/story/34413464/va-confirms-overton-brooks-medical-director-reassigned

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Lem
Lem

I’m going to have to shut down for a couple of days. Max time one hour for the blog comments. Have to go through about 750 pages and see if the references on my SOC are included and then find what should have been included and upload it as well as FAX it to the BVA which is considering my Unemployability (UE) claim since I’m finally at a 70% combined rating.

Then I have to write a letter for reconsideration of my SF 95 claim to the VA General Counsel which will take at least a couple of weeks to put together. Have to have something off by March 1. I want to include a pro -forma District Court filing.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Lem – Wish you the best Lem with putting forth a sound and solid response. Don’t forget to take your mental breaks to get yourself refreshed.

Ex va
Ex va

@Lem, I pray for your justice and wish the best for you. It sounds like you are going to be organized and prepared for the battle. Good for you. I am glad that you are getting prepared and understand the process and difficult time ahead of you. God speed. May God bless you and keep you.

Lem
Lem

In 1985, a psychologist at the Down Town LA VA Clinic told me she hoped I wouldn’t make my fight a lifetime endeavor. But I have. 32 years and still going. That is why I have a lot of information on organic brain syndromes.

Including a hunger strike (fast of less than 500 calories per week) on the Grassy Knoll overlooking the Vietnam Memorial in 1995, 3 years of NIH Library research in periods spent in DC living on the street with the homeless.

If you are going to fight do it intelligently. I like to think that my TBI hand outs were read by the journalist as a student visiting the Mall or DC during that time and when he discovered veterans from post 9/11 wars were having an alarming rate of suicide and homeless problems began to look into the problem for his investigative report that got us compensated for TBIs. I’ll never know but I believe I planted the seed that eventually got results though it took over 20 years from my first letters to the BVA and my first court filing on the subject. (Bray V SEC VA Brown during the Clinton Administration) I’ll try to download a copy from the 9th or CAVA and send it to Ben.

Col. Whit Vietnam Vet
Col. Whit Vietnam Vet

Ben,
Please contact me regarding overwhelming corruption involving kick backs and favoritism between big companies and VA hospital senior management that we have experienced in the past 5 years. Their goal is to snuff out Veteran owned companies that have 1st priority to do business with the VA. ( see Kingdomwear decision) This decision mandates that the VA purchase all goods from Veteran owned companies that qualify to do so. However, the exact opposite is happening. Veteran owned companies wanting to do business with the VA are being pushed aside in favor of BIG BUSINESS backed by some, not all VA Management, often involving under the table pay offs. Are you surprised? We are talking about ” $BILLIONs here!
We Veterans must stand up to the VA senior management. Especially those that are down right crooks! Make no mistake,we can defeat them….not going to be easy and we need to be ready to stay in there for the long haul.
Yes, there is strength in numbers! If not a Vet Union as you have suggested, then let’s set up our own Volunteer board, independent of the VA, with some Veteran heavy hitters that have some teeth as well as the desire to challenge the corrupt senior VA management that sweeps all Vet issues that they do not agree with under the carpet. We have both the public as well as Trump on our side. Time to “MOVE FORWARD!” Again, Ben, Please contact me.
Col. Whit
USMC Combat/ Med-E-Vac Helo Pilot, RVN, 1969

Lem
Lem

Out of MAC V Danang across from the NavSupAct Hospital?

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

I watched two videos over these issues.
One was about three brothers, all Muslims. They were “IT” specialists in Washington DC. They worked for three Democrats. They were fired around Feb. 2, 2017. They were paid $160,000/year to $165,000/year.
The reason why they were fired, was because each one was suspected of being “double agents”! There are ongoing “criminal investigations”!
(Sorry, can’t remember the website I saw this one on)

The second video was from “Next News Network”, Gary Franci reporting.

Concerning how the “raid”, where that SEAL was killed recently, may have been “compromised”! Meaning, the enemy [may] have known they were coming. It’s where President Trump went this past Wednesday, to pay homage to a “Fallen Brother”!

I’m not a “conspiracy theorist” by any chance of the imagination. Yet, it seems odd these two items might be connected.

The “Raid” was approved a few months ago, during Obama’s administration. It couldn’t be carried out until a “moonless night”! Which was about two weeks ago.
The SEAL’s, who returned, said it was as if the enemy knew they were coming.

Could those ‘IT’ specialists have informed our enemies of the raid before hand? They had access to classified intelligence from the “House”!

Could we have “Enemies of the State” working in Washington DC?

Could this be the beginning of more failed military raids, where we will lose more military members?

So much needs to be accomplished by President Trump!

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

I just remembered, the first video was from “End Times Prophecy”, “Brother Jim reporting”!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Crazy elf – Hey Brother I just read your post, and in my opinion it wouldn’t be far fetched that the raid could’ve been compromised, only if the individuals you mentioned did have access to the “old” intel, data, and military options and plans. Too many people have security clearances in our country. I’m not prejudice in saying this, but I’d hope these individuals were well screened beforehand. But then again, who knows, our countries sovereignty has been severely at stake from many angles. Just saying.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

should be country’s instead of countries. still clearing the cob webs.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

@ANutterVet
According to ‘Bother Jim’s” reporting, these three individuals had access to highly classified Intel.
The report also stated the youngest brother had, not only a criminal history, he had declared bankruptcy as well. I’m not holding the bankruptcy against him. There was no mention of what the criminal record was. Yet, how did someone with a criminal history gain a security clearance?
Also——- there were multiple lawsuits against him.
How does someone, who lives with his other brothers, and all three make almost $500,000/year become broke, or in so much debt?
Could these three individuals be contributing to the enemy?

So many questions the security agencies, (FBI, CIA, DHS, etc.), are going to have to find out!!!!!!!!
Maybe President Trump is correct. Maybe we do need better and more stringent “vetting” of every individual coming into our country!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Crazy elf – Strange. The one that had a criminal history should’ve never had a clearance. Like you said, how can someone declare bankruptcy making that much money. They may have sacrificed everything to somehow transfer monies through routes that are not monitored. It’s done all the time. And, if they were in any way connected to the underground enemy, they’ve had to pretty stupid to keep their name(s) in other types of records. Therefore, being the opposite of low key [under the radar so to speak].

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

ANutterVet,
That line should read,
“Highly classified CURRENT Intel.”

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

ANutterVet,
According to the report, the youngest brother was only 22 years old. He made $160K/year. The oldest brother made $165K/year.
The youngest brother had been employed by a Democrat, I believe from California.
They all worked in Washington DC..
They were also accused of theft of ???? in Washington DC of documents and equipment. What equipment I don’t know!
There’s definitely going to be more coming out about this. Unless the “powers that be” shut it down.
Hopefully, we’re going to be informed. As is required by law!!!!!!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Crazy elf – I forgot to ask you how your doing? I had to step away to get washed up. I sure hope it all comes out. There good at burying things, until that is, someone comes along with a good intuition of going through the trash looking for clues that lead to substantial evidence. I had to edit some research papers, then edit and revise a response to my wife’s bullying boss. She has a meeting with his boss, tomorrow morning. We don’t want things to get out of hand. Way too much dictating supervision instead of managing. Nepotism runs rampant. One employee has had several complaints against him only by women. Hmmmm. Throw ’em out on his dam ear. Inexcusable behavior.

Ex va
Ex va

@ ANutterVet, i pray things go well for your wife. Sorry to hear this ugly stuff she and you have had to deal with.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va @cj – I don’t know what happened, but all of sudden I got a burst of emails per notification for posts. Thanks Ex va, I don’t like when someone acts like a bully. If you may have noticed, I take it a bit, then I go off. Some times sooner than later. Ok, ok, ok, its imitation time: cj and Ex va, what is your current pain level tonight?

Ex va
Ex va

@ ANutterVet, my pain is around a 7 and starting to get some sharp pain. When my pain goes up usually the anxiety goes up too. Not every time.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va – Yeah, that’s common for your anxiety to increase along with pain. And, I get agitated very easy.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj, @Ex va , Anyone on board?

cj
cj

@ANutterVet: Yes sir. Hows you tonight?

cj
cj

@ANutterVet: Ok, that should do it. I guess google doesn’t like to be locked out of the ring.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – Just chillin. Anxiety all day. I only have one clonz left in my stash.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj How U doing tonight? I’ve been watching, wait for it, RT.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – Temp dipped today. Dang nam skin dries out. Another reason I dislike the winter on the E coast.

cj
cj

Alright ANutterVet. let’s start over again from right here okay, This is getting too messed up.

cj
cj

@ANutterVet, @Ex va: Okay I am back let’s see how this goes. I have been having nothing but trouble with my computers all day. I will fax over some extra pamzy’s

cj
cj

@ANutterVet: Going to fill my coffee and take another Morph. Be right back=brb.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – Oh my, here we go, he’s morphing again. Into what? We’ll have to wait and see!

cj
cj

@ANutterVet: gmail, is acting up, and I am not getting notified of your posts. Let me switch back over to non secure browsing. That should fix it brb.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – I had this same problem last night. Closed program, then reopened. Fixed it.

Ex va
Ex va

I do not know i am not getting messages and notifications either. I do not know if i need to reboot or what is going on.

cj
cj

Ok guys, if you have skype, my id is ……..cj592005 if you don’t go ahead and download it it is free, then add me.

cj
cj

ok, and my last comment did not post at all.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – And, I didn’t receive a notice in my inbox. Many people are starting to get some nads and finally speaking out about the rioting.

cj
cj

LOL this shit is posting all over the damn place.

Ex va
Ex va

@ cj, that is what i am getting too.

cj
cj

@ANutterVet: You only have one pamz left? Are you going to be ok? the withdrawals from that are worse than from Morphine.

Ex va
Ex va

@ cj, @ ANutterVet, he knows a lot about pharmaceuticals and biology, i wish i had his knowledge. 🙂

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – I’ve been tapering off for over 3 weeks. Been doing ok. Its the anxiety. I have an appt. in about 10 days. Thanks for asking. I’m going to take it in a few minutes.

Ex va
Ex va

@ ANutterVet, i hope this next appt. goes a lot better for you.

cj
cj

Wholly damn crap man. I can’t figure out where this shit is going to post next,,,,,,,,,,,this is f ing crazy. I will reboot and see you in a few.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va – You doing ok tonight? cj’s digitally passing out extra clonz’s to help his brothers. We’re trying to figure out how to send a full box of ExLax to our favorite VA PCP’s and other butthurting constipators.

Ex va
Ex va

@ ANutterVet, made a quick trip to store. My back is feeling it now. I knew a girl who was paying back for this guy who was eating peoples lunch at work. She ground up a whole box of exlax in a batch of brownies. He ate like have the pan and we just laughed watching him run to the bathroom. Rofl. LOL!!!

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj , @Ex va – My K9 has to lay next to my head on the pillow. He’s soooo spoiled. I’ll tell ya, he gets pissed if people knock on the door at night.

cj
cj

somebody messing with Bens site? perhaps someone that shouldn’t be messing with it in the first place?

Ex va
Ex va

@ cj, wondered that too.

Lem
Lem

This thread has overloaded the blogosphere. Must be more than 300 posts. Too many posts in some software’s files cause shit to happen.

Ex va
Ex va

I hit the reply button and takes me all over the place. Ughhh!!!!

Ex va
Ex va

@ ANutterVet, my k9 like that too. She is spoiled rotten. She feels like she has to defend me. She was abused, a rescue border terrier mix. She’s got a temper on her too.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va – K9’s who have been abused, then when they find good owners, they will be protective to the death. They know when they got it good.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va – My first K9 was more protective. He didn’t like the smell of alcohol even thought I never exposed him to it. If someone was drinking and they called him, he would completely ignore them, and stay close to me with eyes, ears, and nose scanning like crazy. Militant attitude. Nowadays, that’s how I like em.

Ex va
Ex va

@ ANutterVet, how big is he? I have a little dog and she has snapped at people. She doesn’t trust anyone she doesn’t know. I can understand, I appreciate it sometimes. I am physically weak so i feel like she has my six.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va – He is about 35lbs. but solid muscle. And, I’ve never seen a dog so dam fast. He’s not afraid of larger dogs either. I thing that due to your k9 being abused, and you may not know how much, but I have a suspicion that her life was pretty bad. Especially since she snaps. That’s why I don’t let mine around any kids that don’t respect dogs. The teasing type.

I’m dosing a little, while blogging, and watching pesticide documentary on RT reporting about Hawaii. Cracks me up when I hear how people try to pronounce the different island names of the islands.

Ex va
Ex va

@ ANutterVet, it is that good food you give him. Lol! I wrote what you told me and i am going to improve on her diet. The vet said she was a little overweight.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va – Yeah, try to watch her weight especially if she is older. Weight = more health problems, including tumors, stress on joints, strenuous breathing, etc.. And, don’t forget to brush her teeth with a dog toothpaste that has enzymes in it.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va , @cj – Meds kicking in. Going to Rant out. I don’t know what happened to cj. No replies. Ex va, you have a good night my Brother. I’m starting to nod out. Brain starting to think nothing. Good night.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@Ex va , @cj – I noticed that my posts are loading slower than before, cj’s end is acting up, and now you’re having problems.

cj
cj

cj February 5, 2017 at 1:34 am

Ok guys, if you have skype, my id is ……..cj592005 if you don’t go ahead and download it it is free, then add me.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – Isn’t there a charge for Skype or is it free from Skype to Skype user?

Ex va
Ex va

@ cj, i don’t know anything about skype.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@cj – Me too. I’m a cluttz puttz

cj
cj

Okay, is this working better now?

cj
cj

I hear ya, I was looking for something we could all use that is easy to setup. Skype is free, but it doesn’t have a group chat………so that sux.

cj
cj

I am working off a temporary Hard drive. Nothing but trouble today with computers. The bios settings got changed, and with the os I am using if it isn’t set exactly correct, it will not boot. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any notes of what the setting were. So now it becomes a safe to crack.

cj
cj

Anyway. You guys have a great night. Time to pass out. Will catch you tomorrow, and hopefully all this internet trouble will be gone.