Homeland Security Advisor Indicted in G-RAP Fraud

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There are a total of five individuals who have now been charged in the recruitment fraud scheme.

Guam – Two more Guam Guard members have been indicted in the ongoing crackdown on G-RAP fraud.

Guam Homeland Security Advisor Ret. Maj. Ambrosio Constantino Jr and Lt. Col Franklin Babauta were charged with theft of government property and aggravated identity theft.

G-RAP stands for Guard Recruitment Assistant Program and was created at the height of the War on Terror to boost guard numbers.

The program paid recruiter assistants up to $2,000 per soldier they helped enlist. Court papers say Constantino and Babauta fraudulently claimed $2,000 in bonuses for one guard member who enlisted.

This recent indictment now brings the total to five the number of individuals who have been indicted in G-RAP fraud.

Late this afternoon, the governor’s office announced that Constantino submitted his letter of resignation citing personal reasons for his departure.

Govenror Eddie Calvo has appointed Adjutant General Brigadier General Roderick Leon Guerrero as acting homeland security advisor.