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Report: Ex-head of Tomah VA given six-figure settlement

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin American Legion is furious over a report that the former director of the Tomah VA Medical Center was given a six-figure settlement.

Mario DeSanctis resigned in 2015 after allegations the hospital administered dangerous doses of painkillers. He was known as the Candy Man.

A new report shows he made a deal with the VA for a $163,000 payout.

Commander Laurel Clewell issued a statement saying, "This is an abomination and a high insult to veterans, their families, and the good people who work in our VA hospital system. Incompetence and one could argue, willful neglect should not go rewarded with a corporate-style golden parachute." 

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