A Brooklyn businessman who posed as a disabled veteran to qualify for more than $16 million in government contracts has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
John Raymond Anthony White was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan. The 47-year-old White was convicted in April 2011 of fraud. Prosecutors say he never served in the military but falsely claimed to be disabled and a veteran.
The government says the lies enabled him to qualify for government contracts administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Army from June 2007 through June 2010 in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
He was convicted after a five-day jury trial. Besides a prison term of three years and five months in prison, White must also pay a $30,000 fine.