Entries for May, 2017

Former Navy Admiral Gets 18 Months in ‘Fat Leonard’ Bribery Scandal

By Debbie Gregory. Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau was convicted of lying to federal agents about receiving bribes in the “Fat Leonard” scandal. Gilbeau, who acknowledged his wrongdoing in federal court in San Diego, told the judge he is “deeply sorry” and cannot explain his actions. He stood in court accompanied by his dog, his aid […]

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Veteran Treatment Courts Offer Alternatives

By Debbie Gregory. Many military veterans have had life experiences that are very different from their civilian contemporaries. Depending on when and where they served, veterans may have experienced a vast array of physical, emotional and psychological injuries. Untreated, unhealed emotional and psychological injuries lead to further veteran illnesses, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder […]

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State and Community Colleges Successful for Student Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. Student veterans face challenges that their civilian counterparts don’t; they are usually older than civilian students and in many cases, they are juggling college with families, jobs and service-related disabilities. Student veterans believe that their discipline, maturity and drive aid them if facing their many challenges. But on the flip side, many […]

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Fraud Does Not Pay With VA

By Debbie Gregory. A 60-year-old Florida woman was sentenced to nine months in prison and ordered to pay back $394,800.85 in restitution after pleading guilty to fraudulently claiming she was blind in order to receive veteran’s benefits. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Veronica […]

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New TRICARE Contract Shakes Up Doctors

By Debbie Gregory. TRICARE’s 10-state South Region behavioral healthcare therapists have been notified that while they may continue to see their patients under the new behavioral healthcare network, they will do so under a revised fee deal. The deal is not in the practitioners’ best interest, and has some mental healthcare professionals deeply concerned. The […]

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