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La Vista Man Sentenced for Making False Statements in an Application for a Position with the United States Air Force Weather Service

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Franklin Ansu, age 31 of La Vista, Nebraska, was sentenced for his conviction for making false statements in an application for a position with the United States Air Force Weather Agency.  Senior United States Judge Lyle E. Strom sentenced Ansu to three years of probation and ordered him to pay a fine in the amount of $1,000.  Ansu was further ordered to perform 120 hours of community service while on probation.

Ansu, a naturalized United States citizen, served in the United States Air Force.  After his discharge from the Air Force, he obtained a civilian position with the United States Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base.  Ansu completed a required SF-86 Questionnaire form for each position which described his background and prior work experience.  His answers on the questionnaires omitted any reference to Ansu’s prior employment with the Ghana Bureau of National Investigations.  Ansu resigned his position with the weather agency after criminal charges were filed against him.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Updated February 4, 2015