Atlanta VA exec scored bonuses while audits found lapses

by: Daniel Malloy Updated:

WASHINGTON —

The former top administrator at the Atlanta VA Medical Center received $65,000 in performance bonuses over a four-year span as internal audits revealed lengthy wait times for mental health care and mismanagement that led to three deaths.

James A. Clark, the former director of the Atlanta VA, received a $13,822 bonus in 2011, on top of his $176,327 base salary, according to records obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News.