Military Fraud Charges
Defense Against Allegations of Fraud
Many people tend to look at the Federal Government as having deep pockets
and unlimited resources, but this simply is not the case. Although the
entire U.S. government has a budget which ranges into the trillions of
dollars, with more than half a trillion allocated to the Department of
Defense alone, the government is - to put it simply - strapped for cash.
As a consequence, there has been a recent surge in the number of investigations
into fraud and similar activities involving those who attempt to make
gains by stealing funds from the government.
Article 132 Charges
Article 132 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice outlines a number of
different circumstances under which a service member may be charged with
fraud. For example, you may face fraud charges if you are accused of presenting
a claim for payment which you know to be false, or if you make an oath
or forge or counterfeit a signature which is false or fraudulent.
Similarly, fraud is charged in cases where someone who has been placed
in charge, possession, custody or control of funds which belong to the
Armed Forces knowingly shortchanges the government by withholding some
of the funds or skimming off the top, as well as if someone who has the
authority to issue a receipt for the delivery of property does so without
full knowledge of the truth of the statements and with the intent of defrauding
Our Military Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Fight for You!
Some of the most common types of fraud cases which we see at McCormack
& McCormack involve the false claims for Basic Allowance for Housing
benefits, as well as those involving travel voucher fraud. In many cases
the charges are based on a simple and honest mistake on the part of the
accused, while in others it was an intentional scheme such as when a service
member has been embezzling funds. Whatever the circumstances involved
in your case, you can greatly improve the likelihood of a favorable outcome
by hiring a
military criminal defense lawyer from our firm.
Contact us now for a free
case evaluation now so that we can review the situation and begin working on a strategy for you!