Ex-VA employee sentenced for leaking medical records

AP reports:

A former Department of Veterans Affairs employee has been sentenced to six months in prison for leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for Congress in West Virginia.

Jeffrey Miller of Huntington was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. Miller, 40, acknowledged accessing the medical records of six veterans when he was working for the VA’s benefits administration.

Miller admitting taking a picture of Ojeda’s records, then sending the image to an unnamed acquaintance.

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