Just before his trial was set to start in federal court yesterday, Houstonian Joe B. Phillips, 73, faced up to the truth: He's a pretty despicable guy.
How despicable? He entered a guilty plea to ripping off mentally incompetent veterans to the tune of more than $2 million.
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Tough-talking, Texas-bred Carroll McInroe was the Iraq / Afghanistan coordinator in the Veterans Administration's Spokane, Washington office from 2003 to 2008. It was his job to interview returnees from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and help them readjust to civilian life.
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More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.
Veterans not exactly honored, feds sayThe feds indicted a Houston attorney and his wife today for ripping off veterans. And not just any veterans, veterans who had been declared incompetent, thereby putting their financial lives into the attorney's hands.Joe Phillips, 71, and his wife Dorothy, 70 ... More >>
Dave Collins is a Vietnam veteran, and he wants to abolish Veteran's Day. "I would also like to see yellow-ribbon stickers outlawed along with 'We Support the Troops' signs in business and all the other feel good BS of that ilk," he adds in a personal commentary he e-mailed to his mailing list.Ha ... More >>