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Tomah VA whistle blower speaks out

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Ryan Honl, who initially alerted the Center for Investigative Reporting about the alleged misconduct at the Tomah VA said he is speaking out on behalf of the families of veterans who may have received poor treatment at the hospital.

"You've got VA narcotics on the streets across Wisconsin," he said. "And they're coming from the Tomah VA and the data supports that."

Honl blames the Office of the Inspector General for dropping the ball after completing its investigation.

"The VA hides reports and doesn't bring things to light," he said. "It's a wake up to the White House because the president is the one who nominates the inspector general. Right now there's two incompetent men at the top of the office."

Honl said he wants to talk with the VA investigators as they spend time at the facility.

"I don't expect them to do anything," he said. "They're getting the dog and pony show in the facility right now. But it want to talk to them on behalf of the families."

The VA released a statement on Monday detailing what the hospital has done in wake of the allegations and ongoing investigation.

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