Thomas Nolan Kaszas II, 34, of Evans was sentenced to federal prison by United States District Judge J. Randal Hall for a scheme to defraud a government contractor of thousands of dollars intended as bonuses to Georgia Army National Guard members who referred others to enlist.
According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, KASZAS must serve a term of 20 months, without the possibility of parole.
According to the evidence presented during the guilty plea and sentencing hearings, between March 2007 and December 2007, Kaszas submitted the names of numerous Georgia Army National Guard recruits to Docupak, Inc., under the name of another Guard member. Docupak was the government contractor that oversaw a program that paid Guard members up to $2,000 for each recruit they referred who enlisted and went to basic training.
As a recruiting sergeant in the Guard, KASZAS was not eligible to take part in the program, the news release stated.