HORRIBLE: VA Official Has Been BUSTED Doing Something Awful To VETERANS In His Care!
One of the things that needs to be fixed most desperately in our country is the VA system. There are too many people suffering as a result of the incompetence and greed of some of the higher ups. The Department Veterans Affairs is a cesspool of corruption where shady officials get shuffled around, immune from any oversight — and it’s our beloved veterans who suffer.
A former police sergeant who was hired by the VA to help disabled veterans manage their finances has pled guilty to embezzling more than $250,000 in veterans benefits. (via The Daily Caller)
Glenn Pearson pled guilty to misappropriating funds, obstructing tax law, filing false tax returns, and wire fraud. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 19th. The former police sergeant is a disgrace to his uniform and abused the trust of all Americans by taking advantage of our most vulnerable heroes.
Pearson was hired by the VA as a fiduciary for eight disabled veterans. It was his job to help those who were incapable of managing their own finances.
Pearson had access to the veterans’ funds and used his position to embezzle and misappropriate more than $250,000 taken directly from his clients’ bank accounts. The stolen money would then be processed by Pearson’s personal tax preparation business. He was caught producing over $1.5 million by filing phony refunds on behalf of his clients.
When the IRS attempted to audit Pearson’s clients, he obstructed them, and made false statements to auditors, costing taxpayers millions.
“Our veterans deserve the best care, and we will hold accountable those who seek to profit at their expense,” charged Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb. “Mr. Pearson abused his position as a fiduciary and took advantage of vulnerable members of our society.”
Pearson is facing over 25 years in prison across his multiple charges, and he has agreed to make restitution to the veterans he defrauded. The embezzled funds were apparently used by Pearson to pay off his mortgage while allowing him to live outside of his means.