VA Willing To Spend Record Sum To Get Whistleblower Out Of Agency
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering to pay an employee who had a role in exposing corruption at the agency $305,000 to induce her to leave quietly — but the corruption she warned about remains intact, and department leaders have been unable to justify the payoff.
New records show that the proposed settlement would be the largest paid under VA Under Secretary Bob McDonald’s watch, seemingly illustrating the lengths to which VA will go to silence whistleblowers. The largest VA settlement so far has been $290,000, and the average one has been $24,000, VA records produced to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs show. – READ MORE