3 From MN National Guard Indicted in Recruiting Scam

3 Indicted on Wire Fraud Charges from MN National Guard

A nationwide military recruiting scam investigation has led to indictments against two members of the Minnesota National Guard and one former guard member.

A federal grand jury in Minneapolis has indicted the three on wire fraud charges.

The two men and one woman are accused of illegally receiving recruiting bonus money.

The Minnesota National Guard confirmed last year that it was investigating three members as part of a national recruiting scandal in which investigators found that as much as $29 million may have been wrongly paid to people who claimed to have assisted in recruitment.

The bonus program was terminated in 2012.

The Star Tribune says two Minnesota guard members from Duluth and a former member now living in Hollywood, Florida, are accused of fraud in kickbacks involving 33 bonuses.

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