At least 15 arrested for fraud and corruption at veterans hospitals

At least 15 residents of South Florida have been arrested on fraud and corruption charges for a scheme at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Miami and West Palm Beach.

Among those arrested were Clinton Purvis, 52, Christopher Young, 44, Kenneth Scott, 59, and Robert Johnson, 62. The U.S. District attorney said that employees of the VA logistics department responsible for purchases were part of an elaborate kickback scheme that defrauded the VA on a large scale. “It’s a very sad day in our country. These people have a duty to their job and their post,” said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Ariana Fajardo Orshan. “I am sad to report there are a few bad
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