An investigation into a military recruiting fraud scheme involves an Alabama-based company, hundreds of officers and at least a couple of generals. It revolves around $92 million in bonuses for recruiting assistance programs.
The campaign started in 2005, at the height of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bonus money was not supposed to go to military recruiters, but an ongoing investigation shows more than 1,700 recruiters signed up friends as "recruiting assistants" who would get the bonus and then split it with the recruiter.
Docupak is the Alabama-based company that was contracted to run the Pentagon's program. A published report says the company did not report the potential fraud.
Officials said they may not wrap up the investigation until 2016 because of the potential number of cases.
Remember, when breaking news happens, we break it first online, by email, and by text. If you want to receive our breaking news alerts by text, pull out your phone right now and text NEWS to 44848. Message and data rates may apply. You can text STOP at any time to cancel your subscription, text HELP for more information, or call 877-571-0774 for support.
Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved.
1720 Valley View Drive