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VA loses first case against clinic director in scandal

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Sharon Helman, the director, was fired from the Department of Veterans Affairs, but only because she improperly took thousands of dollars in gifts. A personnel appeals judge last week rejected the VA’s claim that she should also have been dismissed for overseeing the wait lists.

Ms. Helman’s case is just one that the VA is handling in the wake of the wait list scandal, and so far its investigators have had about 20 percent of their decisions weakened or overturned on appeal, according to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Now top lawmakers on Capitol Hill and independent analysts are questioning how VA investigators failed to make the wait list scandal stick to Ms. Helman, who became its central figure.

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Widow of a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange and founder of Agent Orange Legacy.

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