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Phoenix VA health care system Director Sharon Helman's nearly $9,400 bonus for last year has been rescinded.
Helman was placed on administrative leave on May 1 following accusations related to patient deaths.
VA officials in Washington say Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki exercised his authority to rescind Helman's performance award for fiscal year 2013.
A VA spokesman says the bonus had been awarded through an administrative error.
The director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System received an $8,500 performance bonus in April while the agency's inspector general investigated the deaths of 40 veterans there due to mismanaged waiting lists.
Sharon Helman also got a $9,345 bonus in 2013. A red-faced VA was forced to rescind the bonuses on Wednesday after a member of Congress blew the whistle on national television.
As the scandal deepens, two Democrats have broken a partisan logjam by demanding the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Director of scandal-hit VA hospital in Phoenix got $8,500 bonus in April – and it was only rescinded when congressman blew the whistle