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Congressmen question pace of probe at Arlington

House members question why no one has been prosecuted for mismanagement at Arlington Cemetery By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' Members of Congress are questioning why nobody has been prosecuted as part of a criminal investigation of mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery.

At an oversight hearing Friday, several House members said that while they appreciate reform efforts put in place since 2010, they want to see accountability for problems exposed in 2009. They include evidence of people being buried in the wrong place and mismanagement of contracts.

The Army's inspector general testified that the Army has completed a criminal investigation but said any decision on whether to prosecute cemetery officials now rests with the Department of Justice.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia declined comment.

The reports of mislabeled graves prompted the Army to oust the cemetery's two top officials in 2010.

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