- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A Bronx medical facility serving veterans is going to be investigated over some of its purchases.

The Office of the Inspector General at the federal Department of Veterans Affairs announced last week that it would look into allegations that purchase cards were abused at the James J. Peters Medical Center.

The office said it would review the buying of $50 million worth of prosthetic purchases, the records for which were later all declared destroyed after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Rep. Kathleen Rice of Long Island had called for the investigation in May, highlighting that the purchases were made in amounts of $24,999, just below the card’s $25,000 limit.

A call to the facility’s public affairs representative was not answered.

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