What: A New York federal jury convicted John White of posing as a disabled veteran to fraudulently obtain $16 million in Veterans Administration contracts awarded under the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program.
How: White at different times claimed he hurt his back either while in the Navy ROTC or in the special forces. His biggest job was building a $5.7 million flood wall around the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Manhattan.
What’s happening next: When sentenced, White could get as much as 75 years in jail and $3.7 million in fines. He was caught when the VA got suspicious and discovered he had a rap sheet for forgery and grand larceny.