VA whistleblower comes forward

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POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 7:09pm

A VA whistleblower has come forward and admitted that she was forced to maintain a secret waiting list. Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) As Congress continues to investigate why it took some veterans so long to see a doctor, we're hearing shocking new revelations from a Veterans Affairs employee who says she was forced to keep that secret appointment list.

Paulene DeWenter says she decided to go public after a particularly disturbing case. Despite all the scrutiny on the VA, she claims it's still happening.

"I feel horrible about what I've done and I cannot erase my role," DeWenter says.

DeWenter says a manager forced her to keep a secret waiting list with more than a thousand veterans and alleges it's still happening. She says that her notes about seven patients who died waiting to see doctors were recently altered or erased.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1nCWSUN

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