Crime may not pay, but government corruption sure does.

The Obama Administration’s Justice Department will not file charges against Veteran’s Administration officials who embezzled taxpayer cash, despite a criminal referral by the VA’s Office of the Inspector General.

The detailed criminal referral spells out how VA executives Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves embezzled nearly half a million dollars. Yet, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced it will not bring charges; but instead, recommends the VA seek “administrative action” against the pair.

The Daily Caller reports, “An inspector general report found that Rubens and Graves obtained over $400,000 in relocation expenses, which they received after pushing subordinates out of positions, so that the two could then fill them, reduce their job responsibilities, collect bonus money and receive the same executive-level salaries.”

The VA announced the two will simply be demoted, not fired, and will not have to pay back the embezzled money.

In fact, Graves is set to be transferred to the VA’s Phoenix facility which made headlines in 2015 after officials there intentionally refused to provide care to veterans, leading to dozens of deaths.

The corrupt VA officials join former IRS administrator Lois Lerner on the list of Obama Administration officials who have avoided criminal prosecutions that would embarrass the White House.

In fact, one of the Justice Department officials in charge of investigating Lerner was an Obama donor.

And that has served to suppress dissent and reward corruption within the Obama Administration.

“The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of Tea Party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing,” the Washington Times reported in October.

“It’s no wonder why so many Americans have had it with Washington and the elite political class who can get away with something like this,” one of the lawsuit’s organizers Mark Meckler, president of Citizens for Self-Governance, tells the Washington Times.

By refusing to bring charges against corrupt officials and openly allowing illegal activity, Barack Obama has avoided the metric historians often use to measure the corruption of a presidency – the number of employees convicted of crimes.

And when you refuse to prosecute crime, the numbers appear as though no crime ever occurred.