Employee of NSA Subcontractor Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Timesheets
Falsely Claimed She Worked 752 Hours During Two Year Period;
Defendant was Overpaid $81,859
Baltimore, Maryland - Donna Mitchell, age 69, of Crownsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty yesterday to making false statements arising from the number of hours she claimed she worked for a National Security Agency (NSA) subcontractor.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein, and George Ellard, Inspector General of the National Security Agency.
According to the plea agreement, NSA contracted with The Titan Corporation to obtain document delivery services. Titan in turn contracted with Dragon Development Company to work on the services contract. Dragon was acquired by CACI International, Inc. In November 2007 and CACI assumed responsibility for the performance of the services contract.
Mitchell worked full time for Dragon and CACI, exclusively on the services contract. From approximately January 30, 2006 to December 28, 2007, Mitchell submitted timesheets to Dragon and CACI falsely claiming that she had worked 752 hours more than she had actually worked on the Services Contract. Mitchell represented in some of the timesheets that on 24 days she worked an average of eight hours, when in fact, she did not work at all on those days.
As Titan invoiced NSA for the hours that Mitchell falsely claimed to have worked on the services contract, NSA paid Dragon and CACI for those hours. The overpayment for Mitchell’s unworked hours was approximately $81,859.
Mitchell faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson has scheduled sentencing for October 21, 2010 at 9:45 a.m.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Mark W. Crooks, who is prosecuting the case.