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A con artist who is accused of defrauding the US Army out of $100 million has been given the green light to retire with full benefits.

Janet Yamanaka Mello, 57, who is currently under criminal investigation, brazenly claims she “earned” her civil servant retirement package despite allegedly using the funds to purchase over 30 homes, luxury cars, and jewelry through the seven-year-long scheme.

The military admitted that there is nothing that can be done to withhold Mello’s benefits from her as it’s protected under a federal law that was held up in government bureaucracy.

“The command has no authority to impact Ms. Mello’s retirement,” an Army spokesperson told the San Antonio Express-News.

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