May 31, 2017

Of Counsel Doug O'Connell Quoted in New York Times Article

Doug O'Connell, Of Counsel at FH+H, was featured in an article in The New York Times called "Army Fraud Crackdown Uses Broad Net to Catch Small Fish, Some Unfairly."

The article discusses a government investigation into scammers who took advantage of the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program, which paid soldiers a bounty for referring new Guard recruits during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The investigation "has relied on flimsy evidence that is often a decade old to arrest troops who have done nothing wrong, upending lives while delivering few convictions," according to the article.

FH+H's O'Connell has provided legal representation for more than 40 soldiers or former soldiers accused of misusing the referral program.

"Early on there were, in fact, cases of bad people doing bad things, and hopefully they got justice," O'Connell said in the article. "But they kept going. Now we are down to the little guys, the average soldier, who if they did something wrong, they didn't know it."

To read the full article, click here.

Above photo via The New York Times

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