Saturday, February 13, 2016

California National Guardsmen Sue For Promised Bonuses

Veterans Balk at Pentagon's Bonus Grab
Courthouse News
February 12, 2016
According to the complaint, the United States Department of Defense has mismanaged $8.5 trillion and that it uses computer software dating back to 1959.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - The California Army National Guard "conned" thousands of soldiers into reenlisting and is now attempting to recover signing bonuses a decade later, an Iraq war veteran claims in court.

In a class action filed Wednesday in Federal Court, plaintiff Bryan Strother says the National Guard offered soldiers bonuses in order to inflate its reserves and that the plaintiff class is "victims of one of the most egregious mass frauds in U.S. Military history."

Shortly after signing his reenlistment contract in 2006, Strother says he was sent to Iraq and finished out the terms of his deal with honor and even appeared on a National Guard magazine. Three years later the government sent him a letter saying he shouldn't have received an enlistment bonus because he changed his military occupational specialty while serving in Iraq.
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