The problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs do not just occur at the federal level.A former department employee was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in a $1.2 million “influence peddling scheme.”
On Tuesday, Jarod Machinga, a former employee of New Jersey’s Department of Veterans Affairs, was sentenced to three yearsin federal prison for his role in a $1.2 million influence peddling scheme.
Machinga’s job was to award construction contracts to small businesses whose owners are veterans. He awarded multiple contracts to companies that did not fit the requirements. The total cost of the contracts was $6 million.