The Attorneys at Capovilla & Williams have successfully represented Service Members of all ranks and backgrounds in BAH and Travel Fraud cases. It is not uncommon for active duty service members or reservists to make innocent mistakes in their voucher claims or be told wrong information from finance of DFAS employees. As a service member you are expected to be familiar with the ethical guidelines that are associated with BAH and the travel voucher process. What does that mean? Well that means that most of us seek guidance from finance or DFAS to help us navigate these complex waters and here is what we discover – the personnel in the finance office handling the claims do not understand the regulations very well themselves, which means you get bad advice.
Here are some of the common issues in these kinds of cases:
- A false or incorrect home of record, used to get a higher BAH rate
- False rental agreements used to get a higher BAH rate
- Dependent-rate BAH claimed when there are no dependents
- Phony invoices presented for reimbursement of TDY expenses
- Claiming the maximum reimbursement for rental expenses in a particular region, when the actual rental expenses are much lower
What will law enforcement do?
If law enforcement targets you, you can expect that these military investigators will gain access to all the documents that you submitted to get paid. Law enforcement will likely get your phone records, bank records, and they might even subpoena your emails. Your case may even require the services of a forensic accountant familiar with the intricate details of how DFAS works. Here at Capovilla & Williams we have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to ensure that you’re not wrongly accused or wrongly convicted of BAH fraud for failing to fill out your paperwork correctly, accepting faulty advice from finance, or confused by DFAS representatives.
Fraud cases are complicated.
The regulations are dense, complex, and poorly written. We have litigated dozens of these cases, and we know what to look for and how to attack the Government in court. No matter how small or large your case is, give us a call and put us to work for you.