Former Federal Contract Employee Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Timesheets at Two Agencies
Double-Billing Scam Cost Government Over $70,000
WASHINGTON – Daniel J. Glauber, who worked as a federal contract employee, pled guilty today to a charge of making a false statement for falsifying timesheets while working at two separate federal agencies, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Norbert E. Vint, Deputy Inspector General for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Russell Decker, Acting Inspector General of the National Security Agency (NSA).
Glauber, 44, who now resides in Fort Worth, Texas, pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The charge carries a statutory maximum of five years in prison and potential financial penalties. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faces a likely range of six to 12 months of incarceration and a fine of up to $20,000. The plea agreement calls for him to pay $70,646 in restitution. The Honorable Richard J. Leon scheduled sentencing for Feb. 17, 2017.
According to the government’s evidence, Glauber was hired in April 2012, under contract, as a systems administrator at OPM. He was required to perform his duties on-site and work a standard 40-hour work week. Additionally, and unbeknownst to OPM, in May of 2012, he was hired as a subcontractor to work at NSA on computer systems. Here, too, his duties called for him to work a standard 40-hour work week and on-site.
From May through August of 2012, Glauber worked at both OPM and NSA, but neither agency was aware that he was working for the other. OPM’s Office of the Inspector General reviewed building access reports and confirmed that Glauber billed 323.75 hours for the time period ranging from May through August 2012 in which he was not actually present at his work site. He was paid $43,706 for these hours, and subsequently was terminated by OPM. However, it was only after his termination that OPM learned of the other employment at NSA.
NSA investigators later reviewed building records and uncovered a discrepancy of 269.5 hours in which Glauber had submitted timesheets for hours in which he did not work on-site. He was paid $26,940 for these hours.
In announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Phillips, Deputy Inspector General Vint, and Acting Inspector General Decker commended the work of Special Agent Christopher Sulhoff, OPM, Office of the Inspector General, and the investigators who worked on the case from the National Security Agency, Office of the Inspector General. They also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialists Kaitlyn Krueger, Christopher Toms, and Jessica Mundi, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa A. Howie, who is prosecuting the case.