Suit alleges misuse of Los Angeles VA facility

Jun 10, 2011 Full story: Los Angeles Times 85

The Department of Veterans Affairs has misused large portions of its campus on L.A.'s Westside and has failed to provide adequate housing and treatment for homeless veterans, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by veterans advocates and lawyers.

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The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#82 Jan 10, 2012
Retired Grunt Captain wrote:
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Michele Kwok, glad to know she is a non veteran, was last employed by the Los Angeles Regional office, 11000 Wilshire Blvd. This woman is responsible for seeing that deserving veterans benefits are reduced. I am 100%, she went after me, I won, my son died in the Los Angeles VA hospital and was kept alive on machines...(they admitted to what would be malpractice) fortunately, he lived.... but his quality of life is not worth a damn. MICHELE KWOK reduced him from 100% because he had a 4 year degree and was too young to be totally disabled (DO YOU SEE THIS YOUNG VETERANS RETURNING HOME MESSED UP?) My son was recommended to work in the fast food industry... here is a man with a degree in psychology, an Intelligence Analyst and because of his age, he should flip burgers. He sits in a dark room all day, barely sleeps and gets bags full of meds from the VA, oh his knee is destroyed,. MICHELE KWOK, HOW MANY VETS DID YOU KILL TODAY? He (again) won his 100%, but I suspect Michele Kwok is targeting him again for reducting. Oh, the IG is about as worthless as the rest of our administration.
He (again) won his 100%, but I suspect Michele Kwok is targeting him again for reduction. Oh, the IG is about as worthless as the rest of our administration. Fire Michele Kwok, take her mega money salary and pay deserving veterans, not some non veteran who fit into a minority category for a government job.
I have seen people with this type of power before and I wish there was something to do about it. They create fear and the whistle blower act does NOTHING to help expose people like this. I know because I have seen this at my local VA. You have got to keep the word out there and maybe one days, someone will look into this but watch out for your job.
Nations Vets

Los Angeles, CA

#83 May 5, 2012
The entire Westwood VA campus was a gift from a wealthy donor who specified that the land should only be used for housing homeless Veterans. Today, the homeless Vets sleep outside while the Westwood campus is leased out to companies (for VA to profit from), such as Marriott hotels who have a laundry facility on the VA campus, Enterprise rent-a-car and Hertz who rent part of the campus to park their rental cars as storage, School bus lines that park their busses there, and many other BS businesses on there.
kathy

Colorado Springs, CO

#84 Nov 14, 2012
Kerri Whitty lies abuses let her staff abuse throw a way make up claims with fraudent names. Look up reports under Oig for VA
Ms Witty you and Karen Cobb ard a disgrace to the human race.
You lie out your? To make Veterans and their families feel like crap
May you and Karen Cobs lying ??? Life crumble
May you never get piece of mind
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#85 Nov 14, 2012
kathy wrote:
Kerri Whitty lies abuses let her staff abuse throw a way make up claims with fraudent names. Look up reports under Oig for VA
Ms Witty you and Karen Cobb ard a disgrace to the human race.
You lie out your? To make Veterans and their families feel like crap
May you and Karen Cobs lying ??? Life crumble
May you never get piece of mind
They do have peace of mind because THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE!
VET

Palmetto, FL

#86 Jun 23, 2013
Vets4Life wrote:
Reading all the above comments. I have sent numerous letters to the VBA's director with no results. Last I checked they had 4 or 5 different directors come and go in the last year alone in Los Angeles. The old director, Kerry Witty, was a non-Vet and the person in charge of benefits Michelle Kwok (not sure on spelling) is also a non-Vet. I don't think their intentions towards Vet's were any good. I don't know if they are still working there, but with no disrespect, it appears that the situation in Los Angeles is terrible for the Vets.
Kerry Witty is currently director at St. Petersburg Regional Office (2013).

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