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Md. veterans official accused in benefits kickback scheme
Md. veterans official accused in benefits kickback scheme

A former high-ranking official at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of running a kickback scheme from his state office, allegedly fabricating military achievements and disability claims in exchange for a cut of the resulting government payouts. According to a federal indictment made public Wednesday, David Clark secured $1.4 million in fraudulent payouts over 16 years. An Army veteran, Clark rose to deputy chief of claims at the state agency before retiring in 2011. The indictment says he used his knowledge of the system to get the largest possible payouts before accepting cash in unmarked envelopes from veterans who were in on the scheme. He allegedly made...

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