NSA Subcontractor Employee Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

May 28, 2009

Baltimore, Maryland - James Jackson, age 40, of Glen Burnie, Maryland pleaded guilty today to three counts of making false statements as to the number of hours he worked over a two year period under a contract with the National Security Agency (NSA) to provide messaging services, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to the his plea agreement, Jackson was employed full-time by a subcontractor for NSA to provide messaging services at NSA’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. From September 2004 to January 2007 Jackson submitted false time sheets in which he claimed that he worked approximately 834 hours more than he actually worked. As a result, the government claims that NSA overpaid $75,150 for Jackson’s services.

Jackson faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison on each of the three counts for making false statements. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson has scheduled sentencing for August 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the National Security Agency, Office of Inspector General and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan Biran and P. Michael Cunningham, who are prosecuting the case.



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