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Governor replaces Veteran's Affairs director

Posted: 4:01 PM, Feb 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-20 16:02:34-05

Governor Rick Snyder has replaced the director of Michigan's veterans affairs agency after an audit uncovered problems at a state-run nursing home for veterans.

Jeff Barnes resigned Friday, and Snyder's chief legal counsel, James Redford, will lead the agency for now.

The audit says workers at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans falsely claimed they were checking on patients and failed to properly investigate allegations of abuse and neglect.