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VA's No. 2 lawyer is agency's No. 1 bonus man

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A top lawyer at the Department of Veterans Affairs got almost $126,000 in performance bonuses during a five-year period in which the agency imposed an illegal rule that drew the threat of sanctions from a federal appeals court. John H. "Jack" Thompson, deputy general counsel at VA, received $125,945 in performance bonuses between 2007 and 2011, the most of anyone at the agency. Thompson's...