FAA Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing $123,774 From the U.S. Government

September 27, 2010

Greenbelt, Maryland - Keysha Logan, age 34, of Landover, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to embezzling $123,774.47 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Kathryn Jones, Special Agent-in-Charge, Department of Transportation - Office of Inspector General.

According to Logan’s guilty plea, Logan was employed by the FAA in the office of the comptroller. From 2007 to 2010 Logan used her government-issued credit card to buy gift cards from Office Depot and other retailers, kept the gift cards for her personal use and then approved government funds to pay for the purchases of the gift cards. For example, on January 23, 2010, Logan charged $535.43 on her government MasterCard at Office Depot to purchase, among other things, a $200 American Express gift card and three $100 Visa gift cards. Logan used the gift cards for her personal benefit and used the FAA computer system to approve the government’s payment for the charge.

The loss resulting from the embezzlement scheme is $123,774.47.

Logan faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. has scheduled sentencing for January 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the Department of Transportation - Office of Inspector General for its assistance in the investigation, and praised Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan C. Su, who prosecuted the case.

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