Edward J. Mango, former program manager for NASA's Commercial Crew Program pled guilty to one count of conflict of interest, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 208(a) for participating in acts affecting his personal financial interests while serving as an employee of the executive branch of the Government.
US Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced the indictment against Lauri Love, 28, of Stradishall, England for breaching thousands of computer systems in the United States and elsewhere – including the computer networks of the U.S. Army, U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to steal massive quantities of confidential data.
Deon Anderson, a former procurement officer for the Boeing Company and three sub-contractors were indicted on multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.
Conax Florida Corp. has agreed to pay $2 million and provide the government with $2.4 million worth of electronic parts to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company submitted false claims to the Department of Defense and NASA for defective and non-conforming aviation life-saving equipment.
Derek Matthews, a former Deputy Assistant Director for the Federal Protective Service, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for accepting bribes from a government contractor.
Brandon Scott Gauss, 28, of Preston, Maryland was sentenced in the District of Maryland to a year and a day followed by three years of supervised release for stealing and selling tools and aluminum scaffolding from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Dawn Hamilton, 48, of Brownsville, Maryland was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to 48 months in prison for serving as a figurehead owner of a front company created to illegally obtain more than $31 million intended for disadvantaged small businesses.
Keith Hedman, former chief executive officer of a Virginia-based security contracting firm was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to 72 months in prison for bribery and for illegally obtaining more than $31 million intended for disadvantaged small businesses.
Two former executives at a Virginia-based security contracting firm were sentenced in the Eastern District Court of Virginia for their roles in illegally obtaining more than $31 million in government contracts intended for disadvantaged small businesses.
Michael Dunkel, of Merritt Island, Florida pled guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $4.4 million in government contracts intended for disadvantaged small businesses.
Derek Matthews, a former Deputy Assistant Director for Operations for the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Services pled guilty to accepting bribes from a government contractor.
US Attorney Melinda Haag announced the indictment of two individuals from a San Jose-based research company for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Brandon Scott Gauss, 28, of Preston, Maryland pled guilty to theft of government property for stealing and selling tools and aluminum scaffolding from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Five executives from an Arlington-based security service consulting company in Virginia pled guilty to fraud or conspiracy to commit fraud for illegally obtaining over $31 million in government contracts intended for disadvantaged small businesses.
US Attorney Preet Bharara announced the unsealing of Indictments against three individuals who played critical roles in creating and distributing a virus that steals personal bank account information, including usernames and passwords, from the users of affected computers. The virus infected over one million computers globally, including some at NASA.
Florida’s Technological Research and Development Authority has agreed to pay $15 million and the Melbourne Airport Authority $4 million to resolve allegations that they misused grant funds received from NASA and the Department of Commerce. The funds were used to construct an office building at the airport, which the government alleged was outside the scope of and contrary to the terms of the grants.