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A senior Department of Veterans Affairs official has resigned following the release Sept. 30 of an Inspector General's report that blasted the VA for leadership failure and ethical violations following lavish VA conferences at a Florida resort last year where employees took gifts from contractors.
Federal officials squandered as much as $762,000 on two training conferences last year in Orlando, according to a scathing report issued today that resulted in the resignation of a top Department of Veterans Affairs executive, referral of a second case for possible prosecution, and the rebuke of additional VA employees.
The Department of Veterans Affairs wasted at least $762,000 in taxpayer money for two lavish conferences in Florida and a top department official has resigned in the wake of the disclosure, the VA inspector general reported Monday.
Poor oversight at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs allowed agency officials to waste as much as $762,000 at a pair of multimillion-dollar conferences that took place last year in Orlando, according to an investigative report released Monday.
Perhaps the $50,000 taxpayer-funded motivational video featuring a Gen. George S. Patton look-alike, played at the Veterans Affairs conferences, should have included a lecture on fiscal discipline.