Coast Guard E-6 Avoided Federal Conviction

Coast Guard E-6 committed travel voucher fraud resulting in overpayment of approximately $25,000. He was charged with over 10 different violations of the UCMJ, to include false official statement, conspiracy, and larceny, and his case was referred to court-martial. After he retained the services of JAG Defense, we were able to negotiate an alternate disposition for our client. The government agreed to WITHDRAW and DISMISS the majority of the charges, to include the larceny and conspiracy charges. Our client’s punishment was limited to a one-paygrade reduction and a $400 fine. As a result of our negotiations, our client avoided a federal conviction, a criminal record, jail time, and a punitive discharge.