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Fenton man pleads guilty to making false claims against VA Medical Center

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FENTON, Mo. (KMOV,com) -

A Fenton, Missouri, man pleaded guilty to making false claims against the United States on Friday.

Vincent DeBlasi, 72, admitted to submitting scores of false invoices to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks totaling more than $644,000 between 2012 and 2017.

DeBlasi was employed by Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions (AMSS) as a salesman of tools and other various commercial and industrial products. One of DeBlasi’s accounts for AMSS was the Jefferson Barracks Medical Facility.

DeBlasi appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig who accepted his plea and set sentencing for September 14, 2018. He faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000 or both. Restitution to the victim is also mandatory.

He appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig who accepted his plea and set sentencing for September 14, 2018.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General. Tom Albus is handling the case for the U. S. Attorney’s Office.

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