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Sen. Isakson: VA Officials Took Fifth Because We're 'Looking Over Their Shoulder'

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By    |   Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 08:06 PM

Two Veterans Affairs officials who invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in Senate testimony last week know they will be pursued criminally for not doing their jobs to protect veterans, Sen. John Isakson of Georgia said Sunday.

Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves "know we are going to go after them criminally if they don’t do their job, because it’s a criminal violation of the law not to take care of a veteran who served the United States of America," the Republican chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee said Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York.

"We're now looking over their shoulder, and that’s why they are taking the Fifth Amendment, that’s why they are losing their job, that’s why they’re resigning and that’s why we’re improving the service to our veterans all over the United States," Isakson told host John Catsimatidis.

Rubens and Graves are accused in an Inspector General's report of getting themselves high-paying jobs and collecting $400,000 in questionable expenses. Their cases have been referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia for possible criminal prosecution.

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Two Veterans Affairs officials who invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in Senate testimony last week know they will be pursued criminally for not doing their jobs to protect veterans, Sen. John Isakson of Georgia said Sunday.
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