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National Park Service Official Sentenced

Gregory Camacho, 43, of St. Croix, was sentenced by Judge Wilma A. Lewis to nine months of home detention with electronic monitoring and four years of probation after pleading guilty to converting property of another, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday.

Lewis also imposed a fine of $6,000, a special assessment of $75, and ordered Camacho to pay $29,502.20 restitution to the National Park Service.

According to court documents, Camacho was the deputy park superintendent in St. Croix. In June 2019 through August 2020, Camacho also served as the acting park superintendent. As an employee, Camacho rented two units from the National Park Service housing units but failed to pay rent between June 2019 and June 2020 on both units which resulted in a loss of $14,192.10 to the National Park Service.

The documents stated in July 2019, Camacho relocated from Titusville, Fla., to St. Croix, and falsely claimed that his wife and four children relocated with him. As a result, Camacho received $13,387.50 in relocation expense reimbursement that he was not entitled to.

Court documents also stated that between October 2018 and September 2019, Camacho traveled from his primary duty station and was entitled to reimbursement for various travel-related expenses, including meal and incidental expenditure per diems. However, on four occasions, Camacho submitted overlapping travel vouchers for reimbursement. As a result, Camacho received an additional $1,922.50 in travel reimbursements that he was not entitled to.

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