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ANG Colonel facing 110 Counts

March 8, 2014

An Air National Guard colonel used his high-ranking position to defraud the military of “hundreds of thousands of dollars,” U.S. Attorney David Hickton said on Wednesday.

Investigators from the Air Force and the FBI documented amounts exceeding “$200,000 and approaching $300,000,” he said, predicting the figure will grow.

“With all that is going on in the world … it is particularly repugnant that someone would steal from the Air Force in a manner such as this,” Hickton said.

Agents arrested Col. Gerard Mangis, 60, of Shaler on Wednesday on 110 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, filing false claims with the government and theft of government property. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Mitchell released him on a $10,000 unsecured bond and scheduled a March 13 arraignment.

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