Sandra Nixon, a/k/a “Lisa Hart,” age 52, of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Kenneth Dawson, age 52, of Niceville, Florida, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, to conspiring to defraud the United States.
The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Frank Robey, Director of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Major Procurement Fraud Unit; Special Agent in Charge Robert Craig of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service – Mid-Atlantic Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“Ms. Nixon and Mr. Dawson unlawfully manipulated the federal contracting process, a system the public expects to be fair and transparent, and that the Defense Department relies upon to support our men and women in uniform,” said Robert Craig, Special Agent in Charge for the DCIS, Mid-Atlantic Field Office. “The Defense Criminal Investigative Service, its law enforcement partners, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are committed to maintaining the integrity of the contracting process through the identification and investigation of those alleged to have abused it.”
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