Second VA Official Steps Down Over Conference Spending

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 3:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday that one VA official had resigned and another had been reassigned as part of the continuing fallout from an October inspector general report that detailed wasteful spending at two 2011 training conferences.

The VA inspector general’s Oct. 1 report had already triggered the resignation of VA Chief Human Capital Officer John Sepulveda, who allegedly lied to investigators about his role in approving  $762,000 in wasteful spending at the conferences, including a spoof of the movie “Patton,” which became...
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