Former Andrews Air Force Base Security Guard Convicted of Making False Statements in Background Investigation

June 27, 2008

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury today convicted Darrick Michael Jackson, age 38, of Washington, D.C., of making a false statement to a government investigator in connection with a government employment application for a security guard position at Andrews Air Force Base, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to trial testimony, a background investigation was conducted on Jackson when he became a security guard at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Jackson completed a government employment application form on which he indicated that he had no aliases. During an interview with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding his application form, Jackson lied to the OPM investigator by not disclosing his alias. In fact, Jackson also used the name “Abdul-Jalil Mohammed.”

Jackson faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow scheduled sentencing for September 22, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Jackson was acquitted of on one count of making a false statement on his application form.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorneys David I. Salem and Emily Glatfelter, who are prosecuting the case.



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