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Aiken Man Pled Guilty to Submitting False Documents to the Department of Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2013

Contact Person: Jamie Schoen (864) 282-2100

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that John Parkehurst Madden, age 54, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin entered a guilty plea on October 3, 2013, in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina to Using a False Document, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001.  United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on or about December 5, 2011, Mr. Madden submitted an Application for Site Access Authorization Form to the Department of Energy in order to obtain a security badge, which would enable him to access the Savannah River Nuclear Site.  On this form, Mr. Madden provided a social security number of another person, knowing the social security number did not belong to him.

Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty for Using a False Document is imprisonment for 5 years and/or a fine of $250,000.

The case was investigated by agents of the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Energy.  Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Nabors Schoen of the Columbia is prosecuting the case.

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