USDOJ: VING’s Lt. Col. Kenneth Alleyne Gets 1.5 Years In Prison For Stealing $60K of Federal Government Money
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CHRISTIANSTED – Another top-ranking Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) officer has been sentenced to prison time for stealing thousands of dollars in government money.
On July 13, 2017, VING Lt. Col. Kenneth Alleyne, of St. Croix, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and one year of supervised release for wire fraud, theft of government money, and making a false statement to the government, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said.
District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis also ordered Alleyne to pay a $10,000 fine, a $4,400 special assessment, and $58,999.35 in restitution to the Virgin Islands National Guard.
Alleyne was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshals to begin serving his sentence.
On September 30, 2016, a federal jury on St. Croix found Alleyne guilty of 42 counts of wire fraud, theft of government money, and making a false statement to the government.
Evidence presented at trial established that from on or about May 1, 2010, to on or about February 28, 2012,
Alleyne unlawfully obtained monthly Overseas Housing Allowance payments to pay his rent.
The evidence established that Alleyne was not entitled to receive the payments because he did not have
any rent payments and that he lied to federal agents to cover up the fraud.
At sentencing, Chief Judge Lewis also found that Alleyne had engaged in the same criminal conduct since 2005.
“This sentence should stand as a strong warning to those tempted to defraud the U.S. government,” Frank Robey, director of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Major Procurement Fraud Unit said. “Our agents, along with our law enforcement partners, will pursue all forms of fraud, waste, and abuse.”
The case was investigated by the U.S. Army CID – Major Procurement Fraud Unit and Homeland Security Investigations.
It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Vlasova and Criminal Chief Christian Fisanick.