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Monday, January 17, 2011

Civilian Court-Martial Lawyers:
Military Travel Voucher & Entitlement Fraud Defense

Military Defense Lawyer (Former JAG Attorney) News:

This blog post responds to recent inquiries.  I am a civilian criminal defense attorney and a former military JAG lawyer.  My military defense law practice covers bases and military clients all over the world.  

As a military law specialist, my legal practice is exclusively limited to representing and defending military members of all service branches, stationed around the world, who are facing all types of military specific adverse actions. This includes representing and defending military clients facing allegations of military travel voucher or entitlement fraud. 

When the Global War on Terror began, the military service branches mobilized scores of their Reserve and National Guard members, bringing them on active duty orders to supplement the active duty force in the war.  What the services didn't seem to consider was the financial impact of these numerous and extended mobilizations, and there was a general lack of awareness and/or interest in what the Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR) said about entitlements in these unique circumstances.  

Now, years later, the services are looking back at the amount of money and entitlements expended in this massive mobilization, and they are accusing their members of travel voucher fraud and entitlement fraud.  A significant percentage of these allegations stem from law enforcement (CID, AFOSI, NCIS) and JAG misunderstanding of the JFTR - and the presumption of guilt, instead of giving their members the benefit of the doubt in this cloud of confusion.  As a result, we have defended many military members facing court-martial and/or allegations of military travel voucher and entitlement fraud.  In these cases, the accused military members face significant jeopardy – criminal conviction, jail term, dishonorable discharge, as well as many other personal, family and professional consequences. Therefore, an experienced and aggressive defense is critical.    

Here is a link to a blog post describing three of the most recent military voucher fraud cases I have defended against:

If you’re facing these allegations, please don’t hesitate to seek the legal help you’re going to need.  Initial case consultations are free.  Please contact me by:

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By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian court-martial lawyer and military law specialist
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, PC

Civilian court-martial lawyer blog postscript: Attorney Frank Spinner and I (attorney Richard Stevens) are former active duty military lawyers (JAG attorney/lawyer). Our perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon our experience as military defense lawyers and as civilian criminal defense lawyers practicing exclusively, and specializing, in the area of military law. This blog addresses issues in military law, military justice, military discipline, military defense, court-martial practice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other military and/or legal topics. Nothing posted in this blog should be substituted for legal advice in any particular case. If you seek legal advice for a particular case, please contact The Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens and/or The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation. Our military defense law offices are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our military defense law practices are worldwide.

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