Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Koo Hyung Jung, DoD employee in Korea, of the 501st MIB pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining over $141,561 in gov. housing funds.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Koo Hyung Jung, a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense’s 501st Military Intelligence Brigade (MIB) pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Virginia to illegally obtaining over $141,561 in Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) funds according to announcement by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

Koo Hyung Jung, 61, of Fairfax, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of knowing conversion of government property before U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga of the Eastern District of Virginia.  Jung will be sentenced on July 1, 2016.
According to admissions made in connection with his plea, in 2008, 2010 and 2012, Jung submitted false documents in order to obtain LQA funds from the Department of Defense.  Jung then converted the funds to his own personal benefit, contrary to the applicable regulations, allowing him to obtain government funds without paying the requisite taxes on the lump sum LQA payments, he admitted.
DCIS, CID and the FBI are investigating the case with assistance from the FBI Legal Attaché Jin W. Kim in the Republic of Korea and the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs. 

Trial Attorneys Richard B. Evans and Justin D. Weitz of the Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye of the Eastern District of Virginia are prosecuting the case

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