Former Department of Energy Employee Sentenced to Serve Time in Federal Prison
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On August 8, 2017, Henry M. Love, II, 51, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge, to serve seven months in federal prison followed by six months home detention for his convictions involving wire fraud, false claims and a false statement against his former employer, the Department of Energy (DOE). Love was also ordered to pay $40,111.95 in restitution to the DOE.
After an August 2016 jury trial, Love was convicted of 11 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of false claims and one count of making a false statement. While employed as a program specialist with DOE, Love submitted falsified time sheets to his supervisor in New Mexico. Additionally, he falsified records and made a false statement about an on-the-job injury. Records submitted during the trial showed that Love was not even present in the office on the day his injury was alleged to have occurred.
This case was investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cynthia Davidson and Jennifer Kolman represented the United States.