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Former NSA Contractor Sentenced for Making False Statements on Time Sheets Causing NSA to Overpay by More than $108,780


Claimed Over 836 Hours More Than She Actually Worked

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Ann Warwick, age 46, of Columbia, Maryland, today to five years probation with 10 months to be served in home detention with electronic monitoring, for making false statements in connection with the hours she worked on an NSA contract. Judge Quarles also entered an order requiring her to pay restitution of $108,780.46.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; the National Security Agency, Office of Inspector General; and Special Agent in Charge Robert Craig of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service - Mid-Atlantic Field Office.

According to Warwick’s plea agreement, from August 17, 2009 to July 15, 2010, Warwick worked for Business Consulting Technology LLC (BCT), a subcontractor who provided intelligence analyst services for the National Security Agency (NSA). Warwick worked at NSA headquarters exclusively when she was working on the contract. Each week, BCT required employees to submit a time sheet for hours worked that week. Warwick submitted time sheets falsely stating the number of hours she had worked on more than 150 days, and submitted time sheets for 57 days that she did not in fact work. As a result, Warwick claimed that she had worked a total of 836 hours more than she had in fact worked.

NSA paid the contractor $106.26 per hour and $132.02 per hour for the hours that Warwick claimed to have worked, overpaying by a total of approximately $108,780.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended NSA-OIG and DCIS for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Mark W. Crooks, who prosecuted the case.

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