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Former VA Medical Center director indicted on charges of bribery, fraud
Former Director William Montague is accused of taking kickbacks from contractors on VA projects
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
Former V.A. Medical Center Director William Montague was charged with 36 counts that include bribery and fraud.
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The former director of the VA Medical Center in Cleveland was indicted today, accused of accepting more than $150,000 in bribes. The money allegedly came from businesses in return for helping them get contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mike Tobin of the U.S. Attorney’s Office says William Montague set himself up as a consultant while working for the VA. He also is accused of giving insider secrets to Michael Forlani, the lead developer of the new VA Clinic.

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“Their job was to provide medical care for veterans," Tobin says. "The charges make clear that he wasn’t acting in the best interests of his agency or veterans. He was looking to enrich himself.”

Montague is facing 36 charges, including fraud, money laundering and bribery. He was released on $100,000 bond.

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I totally believe this is rampant in the VA System in New England aswell. There are reasons why veterans aren't getting the best out of their benefits!


Posted by: Oswaldo (Lowell) on June 27, 2013 11:06AM
there might be more , they think it belong to them cause theyare highter ups trow the book at them no mercy.


Posted by: frank10498@yahoo.com (houston) on June 27, 2013 1:06AM
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