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The Army National Guard program that awarded bonuses for referring new recruits wasn't the only such program to fall prey to fraud, but it appears as if the Army is trying to “focus public anger” on the component, a vocal Guard advocacy group said Wednesday.
Instead, fraud is “pervasive” in similar programs across the entire Army, the National Guard Association of the United States said in its statement.
“Army officials have spent months focusing all attention about fraud in referral bonus programs on the Army National Guard Recruiting Assistance Program. Court documents, however, show the problem is pervasive across the Army,” NGAUS said.