May 16, 2015 - A Santa Maria company paid a $1 million settlement and agreed to close down on May 11 after its owner was accused of falsely claiming the company was a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in order to obtain landscaping and cemetery restoration contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The contracts had been set aside for disabled veterans.
The $1 million payment represents virtually all of Veterans of the Land’s assets.
From 2008 to 2013, Veterans of the Land obtained contracts with the Veterans Administration under the SDVOSB program to provide landscaping and cemetery restoration services at various U.S. National Cemeteries, including Riverside National Cemetery. There are no allegation that the services provided by the company were improperly performed. read more>>>
And of course another, of the oh so many of the 98% served, private citizen, Poser, patriots!!! Love the free wars, wavin them flags and the other symbols and especially words of 'support' while not 'sharing in the sacrifice', during and long after, much easier to blame the VA personal with the conservative lead in doing and with the media hyped 'scandals' oft repeated from hearings prior with no actions taken, of the policies set forth, in their names, and ignoring or out right denying the issues of the few who serve them, during and long after they end!! If they can find a way of screwing a vet directly, for profit, or using veterans as corporate marketing tools, for bigger 'patriotic' profit, as well as political fodder, it's done, over and over!!
May 16, 2015 - A 32-year-old Marshfield man authorities say took a veteran's money and firearm collection is facing felony charges in Wood County Circuit Court.
Robert T. King Jr. had received permission to take up to $400 from the bank account of an older man who was admitted to a Veterans Administration hospital, according to court records. The man later learned that King had presented the older man's bank with a letter stating King could take $2,500 from the older man's account.
The older man told authorities that he never had signed the letter and it must be a forgery. The veteran also learned King had gone online and transferred the older man's Veterans Administration benefits to a different bank. Authorities found $2,858.24 in benefits had gone into King's account, according to court records. read more>>>