Washington, D.C. -
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act
(S. 2141), legislation that would protect our nation's veterans by making it a crime to scam or defraud an individual of their veterans' benefits. The bill would impose a fine or imprisonment up to five years for those engaged in any scheme to defraud a veteran. Rubio first introduced
this legislation in September 2016. Congressmen Ted Deutch (R-FL), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced companion legislation (H.R. 983) in the U.S. House of Representatives. 'It is unacceptable and sickening for scammers to rip off the men and women who served our country,' Rubio said.
'We need to crack down on these despicable criminals who prey on our veterans and their hard-earned VA benefits.'