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Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs director resigns after RTV6 investigation into misused funds

Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs director resigns after RTV6 investigation into misused funds



one's a Cossacks investigation getting big results tonight the top official of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs is stepping down Jim Brown's resignation comes less than a month after call six investigates exposed the possible misuse of money by the agency that's supposed to be helping military veterans rtv6 is Stephanie Wade reports on how money which was supposed to be going to veterans ended up in the pockets of agency employees shocked it seemed to happen so quickly one month after call six investigates exposed the possible misuse of money by the agency that's supposed to be helping military veterans the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs director announced he is stepping down when you purchase a veteran or a support our troops license plate a chunk of that money goes to the military family Relief Fund veteran families can receive up to $2,500 to help with food housing utilities medical services and transportation but veteran and advocate Lisa Wilkins says a fellow veteran contacted her with state records showing people are getting more than the $2,500 limit I was very shocked the big deal is that the rules are the rules records shared with call six investigates show several people who received more than $2,500 our employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the military family Relief Fund itself local veterans today disappointed in the agency's actions but hope this top leaders resignation will force officials to keep a closer eye on where money is going a look at the procedures and controls so that when funds are granted that it does go through some sort of a review process to validate that it does meet the guidelines I think that would be appropriate the decorated Vietnam veteran had led the department since 2013 a governor Holcomb today is saying quote sergeant major Brown is a good man with a distinguished service record I am grateful for his long-standing service to our state and country Brown in his own letter quote I have decided to submit my resignation for the best interest of the department and the Commission Stephanie Wade rtv6 and we've learned Brown's last day will be December 28th

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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