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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to the U.S. Navy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Stephen R. Fuller, 46, of St Louis, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the U.S. Navy review board and charged with evaluating his claims for disability and retirement benefits.  Fuller admitted to making false statements today by fabricating deployments and exaggerating the length and circumstances of his prior deployments between 2016 and 2017 while stationed in St. Louis as a reservist.  He appeared before Judge John A. Ross who accepted his plea and set his sentencing hearing for February 28, 2019.

The case was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) - Economic Crimes Unit.  Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated November 19, 2018

Financial Fraud