21 members of Tucson Air Guard unit indicted on fraud charges

Air National Guard Seal21 members of Tucson Air Guard unit indicted on fraud charges

A colonel and 20 other members of an Arizona Air National Guard unit based in Tucson have been indicted on charges they defrauded the government of $1.4 million intended for deployed military members.

Attorney General Tom Horne announced that the Guard members ā€” current or former members of the 214th Reconnaissance Group ā€” will face charges stemming from an 18-month investigation that concluded eight officers and 13 enlisted personnel falsified records. The 214th operates Predator drones in Iraq and Afghanistan from Tucson.

The only defendant identified so far is the former commander of the 214th, who is alleged to have overseen the fraud, Horne said.

Read more: http://azstarnet.com/laestrella/ciudad/members-of-tucson-air-guard-unit-indicted-on-fraud-charges/article_b28dc193-5494-5744-87a0-84e8b5e62cef.html

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