Investigator Sentenced For Falsifying Background Investigation Reports – US Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twentieth January, 2022) A former worker of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has been sentenced to a few-yr probation for falsifying background investigation reviews of people in search of safety clearances, the Justice Department stated.

“Michelle Layton, 57, a former background investigator for the National Background Investigations Bureau, now the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, was sentenced today to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution for falsifying reports of investigation she submitted as part of background investigations of individuals seeking national security clearances,” the Justice Department stated in a press release on Wednesday.

As a part of a plea, Layton admitted to falsifying a number of reviews of investigation for background investigations over the course of a yr from February 2018 to February 2019, and resigned her place, the assertion stated.

“Layton admitted that she would submit reports in which she claimed she had interviewed a source about a background investigation subject or that she had collected records about the subject when she had not,” the assertion stated.

The reviews included Top Secret clearances and the Defense Department relied on the falsified reviews to find out whether or not a topic was eligible for a safety clearance, the assertion added.

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