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.