Letter: Double standard

June 25, 2014 

I understand why the Hanford employees accused of defrauding the government by claiming hours they didn't actually work are being prosecuted. What I don't understand is why their behavior is any different than the Veterans Affairs employees who defrauded the government by claiming millions of dollars in bonuses they were not entitled to. I can't understand why the government is shrugging its shoulders and essentially saying, "Meh. There's nothing we can do about it."

DAVID CHRISTENSEN, Benton City

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