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VA scandal: 3 whistle-blowers reach settlements with agency
VA scandal: 3 whistle-blowers reach settlements with agency

Three employees who complained about the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix have reached settlements with the scandal-scarred federal agency that runs the health system for veterans, it was announced Monday. The employees were among the first to report shortcomings and face retaliation from officials, touching off a national furor that led to multiple investigations and the departure of VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. Among the allegations was that the hospital covered up lengthy delays in supplying care for veterans. The full details of the settlement were not announced, but the trio received what the U.S. Office of Special Counsel called “full and fair relief.”...

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