Retired Army Sergeant Major indicted on federal fraud charges for BAH scam

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A former Sergeant Major of the Louisiana Army National Guard has been indicted on federal charges of fraud after US attorneys claim he lied on official forms to get more money from the government.

63-year-old retired SGM Randy M. Kiley Sr was charged on November 10th with with two counts of wire fraud and two counts of making false statements, according to the office of US Attorney Kenneth A. Polite.

Kiley -who initially joined the National Guard in the late 1970s- spent 35 years in one of the LA Guard’s Active Guard Reserve units, retiring as a Sergeant Major in 2014.

Kiley is accused of lying about his marital status -having divorced around 2005- in order to continue receiving supplementary Basic Allowance for Housing and Family Separation Allowance pay.

According to NOLA, the indictment shows that between 2005 and 2014, he submitted four forms in which he lied about his marital status, as well as listing himself as “married” on two Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) forms.

During the period that he lied on his forms, Kiley received over two years’ worth of BAH stipend and Family Separation Allowance (FSA) pay, despite not being eligible.

If convicted, Kiley may face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition to the already hefty punishments, he could also receive up to five years of supervised release following any prison time.

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  • Andy Wolf

    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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