State files charges against ex-workers at veterans home
Eleven former workers at a state veterans home in Grand Rapids have been charged with keeping false records.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said the workers skipped room checks but reported that they performed the requirement. He announced yesterday felony charges against the group.
Schuette's office began investigating after a report by Michigan's auditor general in 2016. The report found the veterans home failed to properly investigate allegations of abuse and neglect, among other problems.
James Redford, head of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, said the charges filed by Schuette go back to 2015. He said the company that supplied the nursing assistants was replaced.
Schuette also released a five-page report with details on the injuries or deaths of five people. He said there isn't enough evidence to pursue charges.