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VA employee pleads guilty to leaking Ojeda’s medical records

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Department of Veterans Affairs employee has pleaded guilty to leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for Congress.

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jeffrey Miller has acknowledged accessing the medical records of six veterans when he was working for the VAs benefits administration.

Authorities say the 39yearold Miller took a picture of Ojedas records then sent the image to an unnamed acquaintance.

Ojeda says the records were distributed among highranking Republicans to derail his campaign for West Virginias 3rd Congressional District in 2018. He sued the VA for documents related to the agencys investigation of Miller.

Ojeda lost to current Rep. Carol Miller. Her spokeswoman says the congresswoman isnt related to Jeffrey Miller and that she has never seen the medical records.



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