NYS DVA accused of accepting $500,000 gifts from vet

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – One NYS¬†Department of Veteran’s Affairs worker is accused of accepting half a million dollars in gifts from a veteran while she worked as his counselor.

According to the Joint Commission of Public Ethics, Tracy Kinn, a counselor at the DVA office in Buffalo, was given more than $500,000 in cash and other goods from one of her patients, Charles Matie.

It is unclear in the report where exactly these counseling sessions between Kinn and Matie took place.

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