March 29, 2008 |
The California company headed by former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi overcharged the agency some $6 million under a long-term contract to conduct physical evaluations on veterans applying for disability benefits, an audit has found. The report, released Thursday, also questioned a proposal by the Department of Veterans Affairs to amend the contract with the company -- QTC Management Inc., based in Diamond Bar -- to charge higher rates than currently authorized.
April 27, 2006 |
Democrats on the House Veterans Affairs Committee called for hearings Wednesday into a multimillion-dollar contract awarded to a firm now headed by former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi. Principi is chairman of the board of QTC Management Inc., a Diamond Bar company that administers medical exams under contract for the VA. In a two-page letter to Rep. Stephen E. Buyer (R-Ind.
October 31, 2007 |
President Bush on Tuesday named a retired Army lieutenant general and executive of a firm that earns most of its revenue from federal veterans programs to head the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. The nomination of Dr. James B. Peake, 63, a decorated Vietnam veteran who was the Army's chief medical officer for four years, was announced by Bush in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. If confirmed by the Senate, Peake will replace James Nicholson, who stepped down Oct. 1.
April 23, 2006 |
A Diamond Bar company headed by former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi could get fees exceeding $1 billion from the VA, much of it on contracts approved and amended while he ran the agency, records show. Principi was president of the medical services company QTC Management Inc. before he joined President Bush's Cabinet in 2001. He ran the VA for four years, then returned to the firm as chairman of the board.