The military gives a certain monetary allotment to active duty members for housing. The amount varies depending on the region, length of service, rank, and other circumstances.
Falsifying data about rent and other expenses is considered fraud. Furthermore, even making a mistake on an official form can be a violation of the UCMJ.
Fraud in the Military
The military has recently begun prosecuting people for these offenses. The UCMJ gives many options for potentially punishments that include:
- Record in an official file of the offense
- Loss of rank
- Administrative Separation from service
- Jail time
In all cases, the circumstances will determine the punishment, and rarely will the maximum punishment be levied.
Legitimate Legal Help
A charge of fraud is a serious offense, and can have major implications on a person’s military career and personal life. Having experienced legal counsel can be the difference between a conviction and a dismissal of charges. Garrison Wood is experienced with military law, and knows how to work within the confines of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
If you or someone you know has been accused of this fraud, contact The Law Office of Garrison Wood today to schedule a free review of your case.
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