Ex-NSA Subcontractor Guilty Of False Statements

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former National Security Agency subcontractor has pleaded guilty to making false statements on her timesheets.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Durham says 33-year-old Allison Michelle Waddell, of Beech Island, S.C., pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Georgia.

Authorities say Waddell worked as an analytic reporter for an NSA subcontractor between August 2009 and October 2010, and again from October 2011 to September 2012. Officials say Waddell submitted fraudulent timesheets saying she worked about 750 hours more than she did.

Investigators say the federal government paid Waddell more than $60,000 more than she was owed.

Prosecutors say Waddell could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Authorities say the woman has already paid about $10,000 toward restitution.

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