Larceny and Fraud Allegations Dropped for Military Member
Recently, a military officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens who was accused of, and investigated for, alleged larceny (UCMJ Article 121), fraudulent PCS vouchers (UCMJ Article 132), and false official statements (UCMJ Article 107) had the case against him dropped and he was cleared to continue his military career.
The military officer client was accused of these offenses after a PCS move in which the vouchers filed were questioned by military investigators. Military regulations regarding reimbursable expenses and entitlements can be complicated, and sometimes military investigators do not understand what is, and is not, permitted. Ultimately, based on the documents submitted by the accused, and applying them to the appropriate regulations, the case against the client was dropped, and no disciplinary action was taken.
While this military case was successfully defended, it is important to understand that every case has different facts, and success in previous cases does not guarantee success in any particular future case. No military lawyer or civilian defense lawyer, including those who specialize in military law, can guarantee the outcome of any military trial or case.
For more information about the military justice system, particularly cases alleging larceny, wrongful appropriation, and fraudulent travel vouchers in violation of UCMJ Articles 121, 107, and 132, please see: https://militaryadvocate.com/military-larceny-wrongful-appropriation-and-fraud-defense-including-military-travel-voucher-and-entitlement-fraud-defense-ucmj-articles-121-123a/
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