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Prosecute those responsible for the VA scandal [Letter]

The scandal concerning the lack of health care by the Veterans Administration just continues with more deaths being attributed to the lack of attention to our veterans and horrible administration at VA hospitals.

If the allegations are true, then the responsible individuals should be prosecuted and go to jail and not just be permitted to resign their positions in the VA. This is truly shameful, as it is being done to veterans who put their lives on line for this country.

There is a 14-day waiting guideline for health care, but apparently some of these veterans were not seen for weeks and months, and to cover up this incompetence, fake waiting lists were created by VA hospital administrators.

I know General Eric Shinseki and met him personally when he was chief of staff of the United States Army and I have the deepest respect and admiration for him.

I would advise and urge him to personally investigate this scandal and have the guilty people prosecuted criminally, instead of just having them just resign and retire.

Al Eisner, Silver Spring

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