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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Government contractor admits to charge involving the theft and sale of government property

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A Virginia man has admitted to the theft and sale of government property, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Richard Alan Millette, of Winchester, Virginia, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Unauthorized Sale, Conveyance, and Disposition of Government Property.”

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 ballistic vests and combat helmets valued at more than $16,000. He is 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.   

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated September 27, 2017