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Wis. veterans executive assistant resigns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A top aide in the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has quit.

DVA spokeswoman Sara Stinski says the agency's executive assistant, Jose Leon, has resigned. She did not immediately know when his resignation was effective, but she says he hasn't been in the office this week.

She says he was not terminated but declined to comment any further, saying his resignation was a personnel matter. A message left at a residential listing for Leon wasn't immediately returned.

The DVA has come under criticism over the past year after its board fired Secretary John Scocos weeks after he returned from serving in Iraq.

A former Wisconsin National Guard spokesman also has filed a discrimination complaint against the agency, saying he was unfairly passed over for Stinski's job. And an administrator current Secretary Ken Black fired has claimed Black wants rid the agency of "old white guys," an allegation Black has denied.

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