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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Friday, February 8, 2013

Former Ft. Bragg Soldier Sentenced For Conspiracy To Defraud The United States Government

Broadway - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on February 6, 2013, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced NATOSHA JUNE BOYD, 26, to 30 months imprisonment followed by 3 years supervised release, for her involvement in a scheme to defraud the United States Government. Restitution was ordered in the amount of $480,810.66.

On October 24, 2012, BOYD pled guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States by obtaining payment through false, fictitious and fraudulent claims, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 286. According to court documents and proceedings, from January 2009 until April 2010, BOYD, along with co-conspirators, submitted false and inflated claims for travel reimbursement through the Department of Defense’s Travel System. BOYD is the seventh former Fort Bragg soldier to be sentenced in connection with the conspiracy. Her former husband, Richard T. Kelley II, was sentenced to forty-eight months in prison on October 26, 2012, and ordered to repay $799,371.30 in restitution.

Investigation of this case was conducted by The United States Army Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Special Assistant United States Attorneys Jamal Rhinehardt and David Coleman, with the XVIII Airborne Corps Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, prosecuted the case.

Updated July 14, 2015