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Memphis Man Found Guilty Of Intimidating a
Federal Employee

January 12, 2012

Memphis, Tenn.- Frederick B. Norfleet, 41, of Memphis, Tennessee was found guilty in federal court on
January 11, 2012 of violating Title 18 U.S.C. § 111, Intimidation or interference with federal employees
on account of the performance of their duties, announced United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III,
and Special Agent in Charge Quentin G. Aucoin, Southeast Field Office, Veterans Administration Office of
Inspector General .

Norfleet, a veteran utilizing the services of the Department of Veteran Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation
and Employment Counseling program undertook a calculated course of conduct designed to intimidate,
interfere with and harass two vocational rehabilitation counselors in March 2011. Norfleet was charged
and found guilty on both counts of violating 18 U.S. 111. Norfleet faces not more that one year in prison.
He will be sentenced on April 13, 2012.

“All federal employees should enjoy a safe and secure working environment without illegal interference
and threats of violence,” stated United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III. “The unlawful intimidation
of any federal employee while performing their official duties will be investigated and met with swift and
vigorous prosecution from our office.”

Special Agent in Charge Quentin G. Aucoin, VA Office of Inspector General, stated, "Intimidation and
interference with VA employees on account of performance of their official duties will not be tolerated.
We will quickly and thoroughly investigate such cases."

This case was investigated by the Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General. The case was
prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Erin Everitt and Fred Godwin on behalf of the

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