Besides the physical injuries and victims, other damage is caused by economic crime. When the
government is charged for goods and services which are not delivered or rendered, there is a monetary
loss to the citizens; taxes must be increased. If taxes are not increased, the budget remains the same,
and less equipment can be purchased, all because of the economic crime.
Finally, and perhaps most important, the loss of trust must be considered. When public officials are
found taking bribes, or otherwise acting dishonorably, the public perceives all government employees
as dishonest. So, we are all affected by economic crime-sometimes physically, but always financially
Current DA Policy. The Army's policy toward combating economic crime is contained in AR 690-
700. Paragraph 2-1 states: "It is essential that strong and effective measures be applied, consistent
with applicable law and regulation, to those individuals who are found to have engaged in the theft,
fraud, or other intentionally dishonest conduct against the Army...Service-members who engage in this
type of misconduct are already subject to punishment under applicable provisions of the Uniform Code
of Military Justice and to adverse personnel actions...it is the policy of the Army that any civilian
employee found to have engaged in theft, fraud, or other intentionally dishonest conduct against the
Army will be considered for removal from the federal service. Any lesser penalty will require justifiable
PART A - PREPARING YOUR CASE
Use of Title 18. United States Code and Preparation of Proof Analysis Diagrams.
BEFORE SPECIFICALLY GOING INTO THE U.S. CODE, LET'S MAKE SURE WE
FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS IS LEADING UP TO. ASSUME OUR
OFFENDER IS A SOLDIER. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO HIS CASE?
HE FACES POSSIBLE COURT-MARTIAL AND PROSECUTION BY THE CIVIL
AUTHORITIES. HE MAY ALSO FACE ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION FROM THE
SERVICE. IF A PROSECUTION IS BY THE FEDERAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES, IT WILL
BE BASED ON SOME VIOLATION(S) OF THE U.S. CODE.
UNDERSTAND THESE VIOLATIONS AND CAN PUT THE CASE TOGETHER FOR
PRESENTATION TO THE U.S. ATTORNEY, YOU MAY HAVE A HARD TIME
SUPPOSE HE IS A DA CIVILIAN?
HE ALSO FACES PROSECUTION BY THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES. ALSO, HE MAY BE
REMOVED FROM HIS JOB. THE U.S. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD
CONSIDERS THESE OFFENSES TO BE SERIOUS AND HAS SUSTAINED
REMOVALS FOR A FIRST OFFENSE. THE STANDARD IS WHETHER REMOVAL
WOULD FURTHER THE EFFICIENCY OF THE SERVICE.