Government contractor indicted on charges involving the theft and sale of government property
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A Virginia man was indicted by a federal grand jury on theft charges, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.
Richard Alan Millette, of Winchester, Virginia, age 29, was indicted on one count of “Theft of Government Property” and two counts 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 allegedly acquired 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 crimes are alleged to have occurred from March 2016 to March 2017.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski and U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Jennifer Ballantyne are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Department of State Office of Inspector General is investigating.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.