Hackett Sues Administration
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A Cincinnati attorney has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of 26.5 million veterans whose personal information was on a stolen computer disk.
The suit asks the Department of Veterans Affairs to compensate the veterans and pay for credit monitoring.
Paul Hackett filed the suit yesterday in US District Court in nearby Covington, Kentucky.
Hackett is a Marine reservist who served in Iraq and ran unsuccessfully for Congress last year.
The suit asks the VA to pay damages of at least one-thousand dollars per veteran.
VA officials say the disk stolen from a data analyst's home in early May included Social Security numbers and birth dates, and in many cases phone numbers and addresses.