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Womack Statement on Indictment of Former VA Medical Center Pathologist

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Washington, August 20, 2019 | comments

Washington, DC—August 20, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced indictment charges against the former VA Medical Center pathologist who was previously found to be impaired and misdiagnosed multiple patients. 

“Those who risk their lives for our country deserve the highest caliber of care possible. Unfortunately, we witnessed an egregious example of abuse at the VA Medical Center that jeopardized the health and well-being of our veterans. Evidence revealed that this pathologist violated his oath to do no harm – and today’s indictment shows that misconduct will be pursued at the highest levels. For the sake of the integrity of the VA medical system and the quality of care of our heroes, we have a duty to ensure that bad actors are held accountable. This situation can never be allowed to happen again.” 

More information on filed charges can be found here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdar/pr/fayetteville-doctor-arrested-charges-wire-fraud-mail-fraud-making-false-statements-and [justice.gov]

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense and transportation, housing and urban development subcommittees.




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