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National Guard recruiting scandal includes Georgia, South Carolina

National Guard recruiting scandal includes Georgia, South Carolina

More than 5,500 National Guard members in Georgia and South Carolina have been linked to an Army recruiting scandal that paid participants up to $100 million in illegal bonuses to sign up friends at the height of the Iraq War.

It is not immediately clear whether any of the soldiers are from Fort Gordon or the National Guard’s offices in Augusta and Graniteville; however, Army records show that 23 recruiters and 64 assistants from Georgia and South Carolina are under review or have been investigated for their involvement in the illicit operation.

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