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A high-ranking army officer, Jo Butterfill, who was honored for his bravery in Afghanistan, is under investigation on charges of falsely claiming an allowance for boarding school fees.
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Brigadier Jo Butterfill, who received a military cross in 2009 for leading his soldiers in the fight against the Taliban, is being investigated for alleged fraud.
The Royal Military Police investigation comes four months after an army major general was jailed for 21 months for the same crime.
Major General Nick Welch was the highest ranking officer to be court-martialed since 1815. He was found guilty of dishonestly claiming £ 48,000 under the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA).
And last month, Lt. Col. Adam Roberts was convicted of fraudulently claiming more than £ 44,000 to send his children to boarding school.
The CEA allows children to stay in the same schools while their parents, one of whom must serve in the military, are sent to different locations in the UK and abroad. It cannot be invoked if the spouse of a soldier is absent from the military residence for more than 90 days a year.
The program, which is open to all ranks of the military, is closely monitored by the Department of Defense.
An army spokesman said last night: “We can confirm that there is an ongoing Royal Military Police investigation into a superior officer and that it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”
Brig Butterfill is the commanding officer of the 12th Panzer Grenadier Brigade, based in Bulford, Wiltshire, where he has over 1,000 soldiers under his command.
The Prince of Wales awarded her the Military Cross for him. He fought at the height of the conflict in Afghanistan in 2009, the year 95 British soldiers were killed.
At the time he was a company commander in the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Rifle Regiment. His company, A Company 2RRF, lost seven soldiers fighting the Taliban.
Brig Butterfill was the father of two children at the time. He later he was awarded the OBE.