WASHINGTON- The Pentagon is investigating hundreds of soldiers and civilians for using a National Guard recruiting program to get illegal payments and kickbacks to the tune of $29-million and counting.
Two Army generals briefed members of Congress about it on Tuesday. The program taken advantage of offered $2,000 to $7,500 per recruit for referrals during a crucial time in the war in Iraq. As many as 200 officers, including two generals, are suspected of taking part in the fraud.
The Army says as many as 1,200 people are under being looked at and because of the potential number of cases, the investigation could take another two years.