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Disabled veterans in Texas fleeced by VA-appointed money managers
Stars and Stripes ^
| May 21, 2012
| Lise Olsen and Lindsay Wise
Posted on 05/21/2012 8:51:19 PM PDT by Rabin
Convicted petty thief, Mildred Fedd had pressing bills to pay: parking tickets, a faulty sewage system, house payments and the impound lot holding her truck hostage. So she turned to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and promised for a small fee to watch over an 82-year-old disabled veteran.
With his $5,000, she agreed to buy him a burial plot. Instead, the Houston caregiver paid her own bills and got caught only after she had spent all his money and went back for more...
(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: disabledveterans; houston; texas; veterans
When the Government is your only friend, you have only enemies.
posted on 05/21/2012 8:51:25 PM PDT
I’ve aways said we were only a short ways from being mercenaries - or what we call the “all-volunteer” military. Since Desert Storm, that’s the way it’s heading...
posted on 05/21/2012 9:07:19 PM PDT
by Ace's Dad
(Reagan Contra; in-country off the USS Racine.)
Unreal.. who can be trusted these days? Apparently, no one!
So sad for these Vets.. Prayers for them.
posted on 05/21/2012 9:24:13 PM PDT
("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
I’m from the Government and I’m here to help you.
posted on 05/21/2012 11:28:01 PM PDT
There’s a special place in hell for these people who rip off our Vets.
posted on 05/22/2012 3:21:52 AM PDT
(Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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