An enlisted Army reservist soldier pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to defrauding the government of at least $53,000.
Sgt. 1st Class Jared Romine Barton, 39, of Nauvoo, Alabama, submitted false travel claims and time cards for reimbursement for travel he didn't take, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office release.
The false travel claims happened from 2016 to 2020 while he was working both as an active Army reservist and an Army civilian employee, according to the release.
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"The defendant defrauded the Department of Defense while wearing the uniform of the country," U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona said in the release.
Barton faces a maximum prison term of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 2. Information about his military status was not immediately available.
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