Omaha man gets 2 years in fraud scheme

By: AP
By: AP

Omaha, NE (AP) - An Omaha man has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling money from an AIDS support group.

U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced Monday that 35-year-old Jason Armstrong has been ordered to pay more than $140,000 in restitution to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Armstrong is a former case manager for the Nebraska AIDS Project, a group that provides services to individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Prosecutors say he conspired with Tamika Payne to fill out fraudulent applications for housing assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fraudulent benefits were split between the pair.

Armstrong was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Payne has been charged in connection to the case, and is awaiting trial.

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