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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Former High-Ranking Louisiana Army National Guardsman Pleads Guilty to False Statements

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RANDY M. KILEY, SR. (“KILEY”), age 64, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, former Sergeant Major in the Louisiana Army National Guard, pled guilty today to one count of making a false statement to the Louisiana Army National Guard.    

According to court documents, KILEY misrepresented his marital status to the Louisiana Army National Guard to receive increased Basic Allowance for Housing and Family Separation Allowance pay. Specifically, KILEY knowingly submitted false documents to receive pay to which he was not entitled.

In or about July 2005, KILEY and his former spouse divorced and KILEY failed to immediately notify officials at the Louisiana Army National Guard of the change in his marital status as required.  In or about November 2012, KILEY submitted forms requesting Basic Allowance for Housing and Family Separation Allowance pay and falsely claimed that he was either married or not divorced. Based on these misrepresentations, which KILEY knew to be false at the time, he received more Basic Allowance for Housing and Family Separation Allowance pay than he was entitled.

KILEY faces a possible sentence of up to five (5) years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and/or three years of supervised release.  KILEY will be sentenced on September 6, 2018 by United States District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia K. Evans is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 7, 2018