Vet’s Flag Flap Triggers Huge Bribery, Fraud Cases

Remember the big fracas that erupted over a veteran who posted two small American flags on the fence of a Veterans Administration facility in Los Angeles and ended up facing criminal charges? . . .

In fact, according to government watchdog Judicial Watch, one of the officials who was running the center has been prosecuted for taking “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a vendor that defrauded the VA out of millions.”

“While the feds went on a witch hunt against the 75-year-old vet for affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country, the VA director was committing the real crime,” Judicial Watch said. “This month the corrupt VA official, Ralph Tillman, agreed to plead guilty to two felony offenses for taking over a quarter of a million dollars in bribes from a parking lot operator at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.”

Justice Department officials confirmed Tillman, a former contract officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs, was charged with filing a false federal tax return and lying to VA investigators.

A government statement said Tillman agreed to plead guilty and admit “he took well over $250,000 in bribes from the parking lot operator, Richard Scott, the owner of Westside Services LLC.” (Read more from “Vet’s Flag Flap Triggers Huge Bribery, Fraud Cases” HERE)

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