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Senators slam Indian Health agency for lost items

Washington Post, August 1, 2008

The head of the Indian Health Service defended his agency against accusations that it lost millions of dollars' worth of equipment and tried to cover it up. A report released by congressional investigators charged that roughly $15.8 million worth of equipment vanished from the agency, which provides healthcare to American Indians, over a four-year period. Employees later falsified documents to cover up some of those losses, the investigators charged.