Thursday, 20 April 2017

Former Homeland Security Advisor sentenced for G-RAP fraud

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A year after he was found guilty of G-RAP fraud, former Homeland Security Advisor Ambrosio Constantino, Jr. was sentenced in federal court.

Guam - On Tuesday, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood handed down a sentence of one day for theft of government property and 2 years for aggravated identity theft, to run consecutive. Ambrosio Constantino, Jr. will also be placed on supervised release for 1 year after serving his sentence. He was charged a $500 fine and has been ordered to pay restitution of $2,345.

Last year, Constantino pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was accused of fraud along with his co-defendant, former National Guard Member Lt. Col. Franklin Babauta, who was acquitted. The two were accused of defrauding the government out of $2,000 in G-RAP bonuses. G-RAP, or Guard Recruiter Assistant Program, was created to boost enlistment numbers in the guard and it paid recruiter assistants up to $2,000 for every soldier they helped enlist.

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