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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Man Admits Defrauding VA With False Claim That He Served In Viet Nam

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that David Vincent Borry, age 58, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Court Judge J. Garvan Murtha in Brattleboro to knowingly defrauding a health care plan administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

A Grand Jury Indictment filed on February 11, 2016, alleged that Borry obtained medical services from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, by falsely claiming to be a veteran of the United States Army. In Court yesterday before Judge Murtha, Borry admitted claiming to be an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War in order to obtain veterans benefits. Judge Murtha ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for January 17, 2017. Borry is at liberty subject to pretrial release conditions.

The case was investigated by the Veterans Administration Office of the Inspector General, Criminal Investigation Division, and the Veterans Administration police in White River Junction. Borry is represented by Federal Public Defender Michael Desautels. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney William Darrow.

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Health Care Fraud
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Updated September 14, 2016