2017 Finalist, Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

California National Guard Enlistment Bonus Scandal

After the Los Angeles Times revealed that the California National Guard was using tax liens, wage garnishments and other penalties to recover tens of millions of dollars in enlistment bonuses from about 9,700 soldiers and veterans, the Secretary of Defense suspended the repayment program and Congress passed a law that will waive most of the debts.

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