False SDVOSB certifications have earned a New York man nearly three and a half years in prison.
In May, I brought you the story of John White’s conviction for false SDVOSB certifications, and noted that sentencing was yet to come. Well, last week the federal judge handed down a sentence, and Mr. White is no longer a free man.
According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release, White was sentenced to 41 months in prison for defrauding the government by falsely claiming to be a service-disabled veteran. White’s company was awarded three SDVOSB set-aside contracts and one VOSB set-aside contract as a result of the fraud. When the government began investigating White’s company, White tried to recruit an actual service-disabled veteran to pose as the company’s majority owner.
John White will now have a few years in the Big House to consider the consequences of falsely stealing the honor of our nation’s service-disabled veterans and falsely stealing four contracts intended for those veterans. If the DOJ has has any sense of irony, it will ship him to a federal facility where genuine SDVOSBs are on-site providing services.