• VA whistleblower fired, accuses medical center of forging documents

    By: Jeremy Pierre

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis Veteran Affairs whistleblower is claiming the hospital administration forged documents in his employee file that had him fired.

    The whistleblower learned of a petition of protection order in his employee file against him by a co-worker at the VA, but that protection order was never filed with the state.


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    A file with questionable accusations is what has United States Air force Veteran Sean Higgins very upset.

    "It really piss me off that they would manufacture a document to fire me,” Higgins said.

    Higgins, a whistleblower of the Memphis VA Hospital said he was fired June 30th for what VA leaders called disruptive behavior.

    This week, he got his hands on this termination evidence file that shows a protection order that he never knew about.

    "It's illegal, criminal. Some folks should really go to jail,” Higgins said.

    Higgins explained to FOX13 how he went to the Shelby County Courthouse to learn more about this petition of protection order, but wasn’t able to.

    "There was never an order of protection issued for Sean C. Higgins, but it's in my evidence file to make me look like a villain,” Higgins said.

    Higgins and his attorney even ran the I.D. number that was in Higgins’ employee file through the criminal court portal system, and another case came up.

    Higgins even got the document certified by the general session’s court.    

    "I'm without a job after a disclosure. This is nothing more than whistleblower retaliation and this proves it,” Higgins said.

    We reached out to the VA for comment about these accusations by email. We have not gotten a response as of yet.

    Higgins said it isn’t right for the VA to continue covering up wrongdoing and punishing those who expose it.

    "I took an oath to protect this nation and this nation is not protecting me,” Higgins said.

    Higgins told FOX13 he is going to file a report with the United States Office of Special Counsel against the VA.


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