The Department of Veterans Affairs is just as guilty as the dirt bag Richard Meleski as far as I am concerned.
How the ■■■■ do you hand out $300,000 of free healthcare without even checking this guys credentials!!!
The guy claimed to be a Navy Seal, claimed the Silver Star, claimed to have rescued other soldiers, claimed to have been a prisoner of war and claimed PTSD. In reality, the piece of ■■■■ never served a day in his life in any branch of the military. The lowlife even presented obituaries of fallen real service members saying that he was associated, when reality was he never knew any of them.
I ROUTINELY check the military records of job applicants to see if their claimed service is real. If they lie, their resumes get forwarded to Federal, State and local law enforcement.
I do this routinely, yet the DVA let this guy run up $300,000 of benefits (and squeeze ahead of real military service members on the priority service list) before somebody finally caught on.
As far as I am concerned, those responsible at the DVA should share the same jail cell with Meleski.