FBI joins investigation into grave scandal at Arlington National Cemetery

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July 4, 2011, 5:33 am
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(NECN/CNN: Chris Lawrence) - The FBI is joining the investigation into a grave scandal at Arlington National Cemetery.

Last fall, eight sets of human remains were discovered stashed in a single grave.

Now, the army is admitting that the FBI has been called in to join its investigation into massive mismanagement at america's most hallowed ground. But even if someone is held responsible, the U.S. attorney says they won't face criminal charges.

Even though most of the 300,000 graves are fine, some people may have been mourning at the wrong place for years.

Investigators discovered hundreds of discrepancies between burial maps and gravesites. Some graves had to be reopened. and of the eight urns in that one grave, only some could be matched to actual veterans.

The Army has appointed all new administrators for Arlington.

Chris Lawrence reports.

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