57-year-old Janet Yamanaka Mello is accused of stealing $100 million from the US Army in an elaborate, seven-year-long scheme. Despite the allegations against her, she is still entitled to her full Army retirement benefits package. Mello’s lawyer says that she earned her retirement, and he is not sure what one has to do with the other. The US Military says their hands are tied due to a Federal law that protects her retirement benefits. There is no precedent under which a person’s benefits would be taken away after being convicted of a crime other than acts such as treason or insurrection.
Army worker accused of $103 million fraud retired with benefits
Con artist accused of stealing $100m from army allowed to retire with full benefits
Millionaire conwoman, 57, who bilked military out of over $100M to splash on 31 homes and 80 cars in ‘biggest ever US Army scam’ is allowed to retire with FULL BENEFITS despite IRS criminal probe – as she breaks her silence to claim ‘I earned it!’ | Daily Mail Online
Con artist accused of stealing $100M from Army allowed to retire with full benefits: ‘I earned it’
U.S. Army employee Janet Yamanaka Mello has been indicted after she allegedly stole $100 million from the United States Army. She… | Instagram