This case was filed by Veteran Ed Peruta in opposition to years of Medicare fraud by the VA. The BVA ruled in 2014 that the VA was responsible for all costs of Ed's medical care outside the VA due to the Veteran's lack of trust in the VA. Regardless, the VA leaves medical providers no choice but to go to Medicare when the VA refuses to pay. The US Attorney's office in Connecticut has known of this practice since at least 2017 when the federal complaint was filed and the fraud continues. The complaint was dismissed on grounds of sovereign immunity.