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US Army faces massive recruiting fraud scandal

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Criminal investigators suspect hundreds of US Army soldiers exploited a recruitment program to receive illegal kickbacks worth more than $29 million, lawmakers and officials said. 

A taxi passes outside the Army's City Hall Recruiting Station on December 17, 2009 in lower Manhattan in New York

The scale of the potential fraud was "astounding" and ranks as one of the largest criminal probes in the Army's history, said Senator Claire McCaskill, who held a hearing on the scandal.

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