Charges filed against 11 former workers at vets home

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 09:12:47-04

Eleven former workers at a state veterans home in Grand Rapids have been charged with keeping false records.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says staff skipped room checks but reported that they performed the requirement. He announced felony charges Monday.

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 veterans affairs, says the charges filed by Schuette go back to 2015. He says the company that supplied the nursing assistants was replaced.

Schuette also released a five-page report with details on injuries or deaths of five people. He says there isn't enough evidence to pursue charges.