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FBI To Investigate Temple VA Medical Center

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 (KCEN) -- The FBI will investigate criminal allegations at the Temple VA Medical Center facility. 

On Wednesday, Congressman John Carter released a statement that said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will conduct an investigation into criminal allegations at the Temple VA facility.

This comes after a talk between Congressman Carter and FBI Director James Comey. 

“We must demand quality care for our Central Texas veterans from the Temple Veterans Affairs facility,” was the message of Congressman John Carter’s conversation with Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson.

Carter says that he has been pushing for reforms at the Temple VA since 2011. He says that he "succeeded in securing an Inspector General investigation of the Temple VA in 2011; however the IG’s recommendations did not solve the underlying issues within the VA.”

Congressman Carter released this statement: 

“We need an investigative body that can look into criminal allegations, which is why my Texas colleagues and I have called for a FBI investigation. Anyone participating in illegal activities needs to be terminated immediately and held accountable for their crimes, not be relocated to another VA facility where they can mistreat veterans at a different facility. We need to fire these corrupt bureaucrats and hire honest public servants who are dedicated to honoring our veterans and repaying them for the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.”

This story is developing. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

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