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Guam Guardsman accused of fraud for housing allowance

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 Guam - Another member of the Guam National Guard has been indicted in federal court accused of fraud. On July 8th Jacob Guerrero signed a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office.  On Friday, he appeared in the U.S. District Court of Guam and entered a guilty plea. According to court documents Guerrero submitted false information to receive a larger overseas housing allowance than he was entitled to. In February 2009 and again in January 2010, Guerrero submitted a fraudulent real estate agreement indicating he was required to pay $1,800 in rent to a relative for a home in Barrigada.  However court documents state he only had to pay $500.

Although Guerrero received $101,035.24 in U.S. Government OHA funds, according to the plea agreement when taking into account partial rental payments and other payments he made, the total amount fraudulently obtained amounted to $60,971.14. This is the amount he will have to pay in restitution. A conviction for Fraudulent Claim Against the United States carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three-year period of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.Guerrero is scheduled to be sentenced on November 6th.
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