VA Watchdog clears attorney for email hacking claims

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By Alyssa Aquino (August 3, 2022, 7:03 p.m. EDT) – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of the Inspector General cleared an attorney to claim he accessed a senior official’s government email account without authorization, according to a recently published report.

Acting Assistant Inspector General R. James Mitchell reported on Tuesday that he found no evidence to support claims that a lawyer for the Veterans Appeals Board had accessed the email account of the government from a superior, including an email related to a personal matter involving the attorney, who was not named in the report.

Additionally, the “extensive evidence” collected, which includes audit logs, mailbox contents, testimonial evidence, and a forensic analysis from the attorney…

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