Former Defense Ministry Police Officer Sentenced for Government Theft | USAO-MD


Green belt, Maryland – U.S. Magistrate Judge Gina L. Simms today sentenced Anthony Lesane, 56, of Fort Washington, Maryland, a former Department of Defense police officer, to one year probation and a $ 6 fine. $ 000, for theft of public property, related to his overcharging to the government for the hours he had not worked. Judge Simms also ordered Lesane to perform 100 hours of community service during the first nine months of his probation and to pay restitution in the amount of $ 25,832.47, which Lesane paid today. hui at the time of his conviction.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney General for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Dillard of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, Criminal Investigation Department of the defense – mid-Atlantic field office.

According to Lesane’s plea agreement, from at least August 2016 to October 2019, Lesane, a police officer working for the Department of Defense at a facility in Prince George County, Maryland, falsely recorded working hours in his department’s time and attendance management system that he had not worked on. In most cases, Lesane claimed to have worked overtime and at least once, Lesane claimed hours of work while on vacation abroad.

As a result of her fraudulent time and attendance entries, Lesane stole at least $ 25,832.47 by overcharging her employment agency.

United States Attorney Erek L. Barron commended the Department of Defense Inspector General’s Office, Defense Criminal Investigation Service, for their work in the investigation and thanked the Department of naval criminal investigation for its assistance. Mr Barron thanked Assistant US Attorney Joseph R. Baldwin, who pursued the case.

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