Transcript for Veterans Affairs Scandal Now a Criminal Investigation
Now to the VA scandal, now a criminal invex gags, an extensionive new report veterans waited to see a doctor. ABC's Jim Avila with the latest. Reporter: Now the VA scandal has become a criminal investigation. Writing to the attorney general urging the FBI to join the hunt. Overnight, the acting inspector general telling the veterans affairs committee that the justice department has been called in. We have been in discussion with the department of justice concerning those and whether or not in the opinion of the department of justice, rise to the level of criminal prosecution. Reporter: The ig telling congress hospital supervisors directed schedulers to cook the books. Now theed a min strax itself finding the scheme to hide wait times to see veterans is now widespread. 57,000 veterans have been waiting to see doctors for more than three months. And 90 clinics made it appear that vets were getting quick care when they're not. It turns out that we knew this problem was bad. We didn't realize how bad it was. Reporter: The VA is calling vets one by one to get them off waiting lists. A total of 50,000 contacted so far. We have to work to earn back the trust of our veterans. This is the first time the inspector general has revealed that he's called in the attorney general to determine if there's been criminal activity at the VA scandal that rises this whole new level. We're going to turn to Dan
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