FBI looks into VA wait timesThe Atlanta VA Medical Center. Source: http://www.atlanta.va.gov/
CNN reports that the FBI is investigating the Department of Veterans Affairs as more damaging information comes to light about wait times at VA hospitals.
The investigation at the moment is focused on the VA facilities in Phoenix, and it’s not clear if that probe will expand to other hospitals in the country.
An FBI spokesman told CNN, “Federal prosecutors will be working with these investigators to determine whether there is a basis for criminal charges.”
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The Atlanta VA Medical Center was flagged in an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a facility that needs further review. Auditors found that the average wait time for new patients at the Atlanta VA was 64 days. The Atlanta VA is located in greater Decatur on Clairmont Road.