Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Jacky Lynn McComber, previously Jacky Lynn Kimmel age 48, of Elkridge, Maryland, on the federal costs of submitting fake claims and generating fake statements, in link with the hours she claimed to have worked on a federal contract. McComber is the CEO and operator of InfoTeK, an information and facts technologies (IT) products and services company. At her first overall look and arraignment right now in U.S. District Courtroom in Baltimore, McComber pleaded not guilty and U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. DiGirolamo ordered that she be launched pending trial. The indictment was returned on February 25, 2021.
The indictment was declared by Performing United States Lawyer for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner Robert P. Storch, Inspector Normal of the Countrywide Protection Company and Unique Agent in Charge Chris Dillard of the Defense Felony Investigative Service – Mid-Atlantic Area Place of work.
The Nationwide Stability Agency (NSA) is a ingredient of the United States Division of Defense. In accordance to the indictment, from July 2011 right up until February 2018, the NSA experienced an ongoing deal, acknowledged as the Ironbridge deal, with InfoTeK to provide upkeep and improvement aid for the information and facts engineering and computer software specifications of the NSA’s Countrywide Safety Operations Center (NSOC) and the Counter Terrorism Mission Management Middle (CTMMC). Because the issue subject of these contracts associated categorised information and facts, all of the get the job done experienced to be carried out at secure, entry-controlled spots. McComber was for that reason expected to be bodily existing at her assigned obligation locations to do her work. InfoTeK billed the NSA on a regular monthly foundation for the hrs labored by its personnel and contractors.
According to the 20-count indictment, the Ironbridge contract required InfoTeK to determine a Plan Supervisor (PM) who would be accountable for overseeing InfoTeK’s functionality of its contractual obligations and serving as InfoTeK’s position of call with government officers. From 2011 to 2013, numerous people today, which include McComber, served as the PM on the Ironbridge contract. Beginning in the summer of 2013, Unique A held the placement of Senior Program Supervisor on the Ironbridge deal, right until she was replaced by McComber in mid-March 2016. McComber held the situation by September 2017. The indictment alleges that for 17 months, starting in mid-March 2016 when McComber took more than the PM position, she billed an ordinary of 144 hours for every month to the NSA for her meant work. In all, among March 14, 2016 and September 8, 2017, InfoTeK billed NSA for 2,603.5 hours of do the job on the Ironbridge contract allegedly performed by McComber in her function as Senior Method Supervisor. NSA paid these rates in complete, at a total cost of $388,878.78.
The indictment alleges that a subsequent assessment and comparison by the NSA OIG in the fall of 2017 of McComber’s NSA vital card with the time InfoTeK billed for her do the job on the Ironbridge contracts set up that McComber was not current at her obligation station for 2,342.5 (90%) of the 2.603.5 hrs she experienced recorded on her timesheets and that InfoTeK subsequently billed to NSA. In addition to allegedly not currently being bodily existing at the worksite for the large majority of hours she billed to the Ironbridge agreement, the indictment alleges that McComber did not get the job done the quantity of several hours on the Ironbridge contract that she recorded on her timesheet. For example, the indictment alleges that on instances when McComber billed a entire eight-hour working day to the Ironbridge deal, she participated in charity situations, attended her substantial school reunion, vacationed in Texas and in Ocean Town, Maryland, and carried out other organization enhancement efforts on behalf of InfoTeK that had been unrelated to the Ironbridge deal. As a consequence of McComber’s alleged fake promises as to the time she worked on the Ironbridge contract between April 2016 and September 2017, the indictment alleges that NSA significantly overpaid InfoTeK.
Eventually, the indictment alleges that on Oct 3, 2017, McComber participated in a voluntary job interview with NSA OIG investigators relating to allegations that she experienced charged the government for several hours that she did not truly do the job. McComber allegedly falsely claimed that she did not falsely fill out her timesheet or place any bogus facts on it.
If convicted, McComber faces a most sentence of five years in federal prison for each of 19 counts of distributing false statements and for 1 rely of generating fake statements. Actual sentences for federal crimes are generally much less than the greatest penalties. A federal district court docket judge will identify any sentence following using into account the U.S. Sentencing Suggestions and other statutory variables.
An indictment is not a acquiring of guilt. An unique billed by indictment is presumed innocent until and right until established responsible at some later on felony proceedings.
Performing United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner recommended the Countrywide Protection Company Office environment of Inspector Basic and DCIS for their perform in the investigation. Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Lawyers Jefferson M. Gray and Joyce K. McDonald, who are prosecuting the case.
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