11/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

VA Made Secret Deal With Prudential Over Soldiers' Life Insurance Payouts

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to inform 6 million soldiers and their families of an agreement enabling Prudential Financial Inc. to withhold lump-sum payments of life insurance benefits for survivors of fallen service members, according to records made public through a Freedom of Information request.

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