|Title:||Former Education Service Executive Violated Ethics Rules and Her Duty to Cooperate Fully with the OIG|
|VA Office:||Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
|Report Author:||Office of Special Reviews
|Report Type:||Administrative Investigation
The OIG conducted an administrative investigation that included a congressional request to look into allegations that Charmain Bogue, former executive director of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Education Service, committed ethical violations arising from her spouse’s consulting work for Veterans Education Success (VES). VES is a nonprofit advocacy group that regularly had business before the Education Service. The allegations also pointed to possible incomplete financial disclosures by Ms. Bogue concerning her spouse’s consulting business. In the course of their work, investigators uncovered evidence of other potential conflicts of interest and related misconduct by Ms. Bogue.