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Acting VA inspector general Richard Griffin retires amid criticism Office already w/o a permanent IG f…

Acting VA inspector general Richard Griffin retires amid criticism Office already w/o a permanent IG f…

Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin announced June 30 that he will be leaving the post. (Photo: Mandel Ngann/AFP via Getty) 1 CONNECT 21 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The acting inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced plans to step down from the post this week, a day after criticism from a group of whistleblowers that he's done little to uncover fraud and abuse in the agency. Richard Griffin, appointed deputy inspector general in 2008, has served as the office's acting head since George Opfer stepped down from the job 18 months ago. He retires after more than 43 years of federal service. Replacing him as deputy inspector general will be Linda Halliday, the current assistant inspector for audits and evaluations. Last week, a group of 10 senators petitioned the president to appoint a permanent insp...

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