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Jeff Miller (Florida Politician)
Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor. "Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner of gaming the veterans disability system. Castillo had filed a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after learning that a disability rating would give his technology company preferential standing for federal contracts. His disability: A foot injury suffered playing football at the U.S. Military Preparatory Academy in 1984. Though the injury didn't prevent him from going on to play quarterback at the University...

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