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Bragg soldiers in travel fraud scheme

Posted January 19, 2012

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— One Fort Bragg soldier has been sentenced and a second has pleaded guilty in connection with a scheme in which they submitted phony travel vouchers to the Army for reimbursement, authorities said Thursday.

Jason M. Jones, 34, of Raeford, was sentenced Thursday to six months in community confinement and ordered to repay the government $65,253. He pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to defraud the government.

Jimmy Negron Jr. 27, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the same charge. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in April.

Federal authorities have alleged that a group of soldiers filed fraudulent or inflated vouchers between January 2009 and April 2010. Eighteen fake vouchers cost the U.S. $737,925, according to court documents.

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  • NoObamaCare Jan 20, 2012

    Uhavenoclu- Obviously never served your country!

  • NoObamaCare Jan 20, 2012

    Sad to see all the negative publicity on the military. It will get worse before it gets better! Until they help some of these troops with psychiatric issues they will continue to act out.

  • pirategirl12 Jan 19, 2012

    There are bad apples in every profession. I hope their incompetence and dishonesty do not become the problem of the soldiers who do an awesome job protecting our country!

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 19, 2012

    AWWWW Let's praise the brave soldiers who take us for a ride,aww what brave men we have.

  • eoglane Jan 19, 2012

    This type of corruptions starts at the top. With the only difference being the top officials get away with it, like nothing ever happened

  • u stand corrected Jan 19, 2012

    Well what they did is wrong but it's no different than other gov. officials/employees doing it and getting away with it!!!

  • sunshine1040 Jan 19, 2012

    They must have hired Cumberland High School Graduates to work in F&AO. And computers were suppose to cut down of the error rate who checked over these travel vouchers before they were paid.

  • mikeyj Jan 19, 2012

    Gotta love dem "czars". Hahhaa

  • WHEEL Jan 19, 2012

    Someone in accounting asleep if they paid $738,000 on only 18 vouchers.

  • country4ever Jan 19, 2012

    Wow...."it's" everywhere!!!