Retired Air Force General Agrees to Pay $125,000 to Settle Civil Penalty
Engaged in Alleged Conflict of Interest While Serving as the CEO of a Defense Contractor
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – David Deptula, 62, of Oakton, Virginia, has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle civil penalty claims relating to allegations that he engaged in a prohibited conflict of interest while he served as the Chief Executive Officer for Mav6, LLC (“Mav6”), a privately owned defense contracting company.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement.
Deptula most recently served as a Lieutenant General with the United States Air Force until his retirement on October 1, 2010. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Deptula became the CEO for Mav6 on February 22, 2011. From June 2011 to July 2012, while serving as CEO of Mav6, Deptula engaged in communications or appearances on behalf of Mav6 before United States’ officers regarding a U.S. military defense program known as Blue Devil Block II, a program in which the United States contends Deptula participated personally and substantially while he was with the Air Force. As part of the civil settlement, Deptula has agreed to pay $125,000 to resolve allegations that his conduct violated conflict of interest prohibitions under federal law. The civil penalty claims settled by Deptula and the United States are allegations only; there has been no determination of civil liability.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The resolution obtained in this matter was the result of an investigation by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gerard Mene and Peter Hyun of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.