A Tucson man, Gregg A. Johnson, who worked as a Computer Forensic Analyst for Homeland Security Investigations, was found guilty by a federal jury of three counts of submitting false statements to a government agency on his job applications.
According to the Department of Justice, “the evidence at trial established that, beginning in October, 2015, Johnson submitted three applications for federal employment with Homeland Security Investigations. In each application, Johnson falsely claimed that he had a Master of Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.”
All of the positions Johnson applied for required a Top Secret Security clearance.
A conviction for false statements to a government agency is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five (5) years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
The case was tried before U.S. District Court Judge James A. Soto. Sentencing is set for May 20, 2019.