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West Virginia veterans nursing home owes vendors millions

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The Veterans Nursing Home in Clarksburg owes $5 million to vendors dating back to 2013.
(Picture courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A nursing facility managed by the state Department of Veterans Assistance owes more than $5 million to vendors, according to the governor’s office.

Gov. Jim Justice announced the accounting error at the Veterans Nursing Home Facility in Clarksburg in a press release, sent midnight Wednesday, that lacked details. It is the latest in a string of multi-million-dollar controversies discovered over the last six months.

According to Justice, the nursing home owes $5 million in unpaid invoices dating back to 2013. The state auditor’s office discovered the accounting errors and brought those to the attention of Veterans Affairs and the governor’s office.

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