Some Top Officials Knew of V.A. Woes, Before the Scandal (Article)

A recent statement by Shaw, Bransford & Roth P.C. concerning the MSPB decision vindicating Sharon Helman, was quoted in the following article from The New York Times: "Some Top Officials Knew of V.A. Woes, Before the Scandal".

Excerpt:

Judge Mish’s ruling suggests Ms. Helman was scapegoated, her lawyers say. Seeking to convince people of “its preferred story line” that blamed her and others in Phoenix instead of senior officials, the department purposely made them “bear the brunt of the contrived political outrage,” one of her law firms, Shaw Bransford & Roth, said in a statement, though it did not say whether she planned to appeal.

Her lawyers say they believe the department moved to fire her only after federal criminal investigators discovered emails between Ms. Helman and the consultant and turned them over to the V.A.

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News Source: The New York Times