U.S. Navy Reserves commander Jeromy Pittmann charged with bribery, false writing

Jeromy Lee Pittmann, 54, of Pensacola, Florida, United States is a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He currently resides in Naples, Italy.

Aside from Pensacola, Pittmann has lived in other parts of Florida including Boca Raton. He has also lived in different parts of California, USA including Newport Beach and Moreno Valley and previously lived in Saint Mary’s, Pennsylvania, USA, in Mission, Kansas, USA and Austin, Texas, USA.


Pittmann is accused of either signing or allowing a co-conspirator to use his signature on more than 20 letters. In the letters, he allegedly falsely represented that he had supervised the applicants while they worked as translators in support of the U.S. Army and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

In some of the letters, Pittman allegedly attested that the lives of the applicants were in danger because the Taliban considered them to be traitors. The applicants did not pose a threat to the national security of the U.S., he allegedly wrote.


On March 11, 2022, Pittmann made his initial appearance in court. On November 28, 2022, a federal grand jury in New Hampshire issued an indictment that alleges that from at least February 2018 through March 2021, he was paid bribes to write, sign and falsely verify letters of recommendation to the U.S. Department of State for citizens of Afghanistan seeking special immigrant visas (SIVs). 

The U.S. Navy Reserves commander was charged with bribery, false writing, concealment money laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit bribery and false writing. On December 15, 2022, he will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea K. Johnstone.

1 reply »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.