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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 14, 2013

U.S. Attorney Hickton Statement On 5 Legionnaires' Deaths

PITTSBURGH - U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton issued the following statement today regarding recent deaths from Legionnaires' disease linked to a Pittsburgh Veterans Administration facility:

"This matter is of great public interest and we understand and appreciate the public's concern. We regard this as a very serious matter.

"An active investigation is underway by the Inspector General.

"We have been in communications with the Inspector General to share our interest and to offer resources.

"After the report of the Inspector General has been completed we will conduct our own independent review and take appropriate action as necessary."

Updated July 14, 2015