Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Three indicted in Navy Health Care Pay Schemes

The Navy Times reports that a federal grand jury has indicted three people in Virginia on multiple charges relating to fraudulent marriages that prosecutors say allowed them to receive Navy benefits they weren't entitled to.  Jeanette F. Shimkus of Chesapeake and Jeffery Marshburn of Hampton entered into a fraudulent marriage so Shimkus could receive additional housing payments as a married officer. Shimkus is an active duty Navy doctor. According to the indictment, Marshburn entered into the fraudulent marriage so he could get health care as a military dependant. Retired Navy corpsman Kristopher Graham-Marshburn of Hampton was also indicted.  He entered a fraudulent marriage with a Florida woman that allowed him to get extra housing money and the woman and her son health care.