FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THURSDAY - January 19, 2012
FORT BRAGG SOLDIER PLEADS GUILTY TO SCHEME TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT
RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday JIMMY NEGRON, JR., 27, pled guilty before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to conspiring to defraud the United States by false, fictitious and fraudulent claims, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 286.
According to the Criminal Information filed on December 27, 2011, from January, 2009, to April, 2010, NEGRON, along with co-conspirators, submitted false and inflated travel claims. The proceeds were deposited into personal bank accounts. The fraudulent vouchers included travel that had not occurred or inflated expenses for travel that had occurred.
At sentencing, set for the April 23, 2012, term of court, NEGRON faces up to ten years imprisonment followed by up to three years supervised release.
Investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Special Assistant United States Attorney (Captain) Jamal Rhinehardt, with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, is prosecuting the case.