U.S. Army Veteran Charged With Defrauding VA To Pay For Sports Bar In Costa Rica

Costa Rica News – The owner of a sports bar in Costa Rica has been charged with defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by claiming for years he couldn’t work because of headaches from a service-related car accident.
The Journal Sentinel reports Daniel Kososki, 53, an Army veteran from Wisconsin, told VA officials the headaches led to depression and then anxiety that made him extremely uncomfortable in crowds, unable to work and mostly holed up in his home.
After qualifying for Individual Unemployability — which pays as if you are 100% disabled — federal authorities say, Kososki bought and began operating Coconutz, a NFL-themed sports bar in the Costa Rican coastal town of Playas del Coco, Guanacaste.
Now, a federal grand jury has indicted Kososki for fraud,

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