Facing Guard-Recruiting Assistance Program allegations? Call me I can help.

The former Guard-Recruiting Assistance Program (G-RAP) is under enormous amounts of scrutiny right now.   The accusations are that Guard recruiters and recruiter assistants (RA) committed wire fraud, identity theft and conspiracy to falsely get bonuses associated with obtaining recruits.  The RAP program in the National Guard was launched in 2005 in order to get more recruits during the war in Iraq.  The idea behind the program was to give incentives to RAs every time they recruited a soldier.  In this program, each time a RA recruited a soldier, he could input his personal information into a computer and get a $1000 bonus.  Then, when that same recruit attended basic training, the recruit would receive another $1000.  It is alleged that some Guard recruiters and RAs conspired to obtain bonuses they were not entitled to.  The allegations are that recruiters (who are not eligible for the bonus) would get personal information of new recruits while working in their job and pass that information onto the RAs who would input the information into the bonus system.  It is alleged that once the RAs obtained the bonus they were not entitled to, they would give some of this money to the recruiter that assisted them in getting the information.  Some Guardsmen who formerly served as RAs are being investigated for these allegations by Active Army Criminal Investigation Divisions (CID).  This has raised some concerns about whether this investigation is being handled fairly and properly.  Additionally, National Guard leaders have become concerned that CID agents have become overzealous in their quest to obtain evidence against the RAs in question.  If you or your loved one is involved in this and is potentially facing charges based on these allegations, you need to obtain an advocate with experience in this area.  I have that experience.  Do not speak to CID agents without representation.  Call me now.  To speak to an experienced court-martial and military defense attorney, call Bill Cassara at 706-860-5769 for a free consultation.

William E. Cassara- Military Law Attorney

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