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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 22, 2018

Former government contractor sentenced for the sale of government property

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Richard Alan Millette, of Winchester, Virginia, was sentenced today to three years probation for the sale of government property, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Millette, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Unauthorized Sale, Conveyance, and Disposition of Government Property” in September 2017. From 2011 to May 2017, Millette was a government contractor with the U.S. Department of State (DOS). At DOS, Millette worked as a special skills tactics instructor at the DOS Diplomatic Security Interim Training Facility, located at Summit Point, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Millette admitted to acquiring unlawfully ballistic vests and combat helmets valued at more than $16,000. He was accused of selling them online and trading them for other items. The crime occurred from March 2016 to March 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski and U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Jennifer Ballantyne prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Department of State Office of Inspector General, led by Steve A. Linick, investigated this matter.   

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 23, 2018