A former case manager for the Nebraska Aids Project has been sentenced to two years in prison; convicted of defrauding a fund designed to offset the needs of Nebraskans living with HIV/AIDS.
Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Jason Armstrong of Omaha worked with an accomplice to submit fraudulent applications for housing benefits to the United States Department of House and Urban Development.
Armstrong worked in a number of ways to defraud HUD, according to federal prosecutors. He filed for money in the name of people who were not clients of Nebraska Aids Project. He also filed for money for clients of the project, but without the clients’ knowledge. HUD would send checks and Armstrong would split them with his accomplice, according to federal prosecutors.
Armstrong has been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud. He has been sentenced to two years in prison. He has been ordered to pay $141,091.18 to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Upon release from prison, Armstrong will have to serve three years supervised release.
The United States Attorney’s Office reports Tamika Payne has also been charged in connection with the same scheme. She is currently awaiting trial.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.