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Former FAA Employee Sentenced for Theft of Unearned U.S. Military Pay

On March 5, 2012, Carl Marquis, former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Engineer, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for violation of 18 USC 1001, False Statements.  Mr. Marquis was ordered to serve four months incarceration followed by three years supervised release, including six months of home detention.  Restitution was also ordered in the amount of $159,712. 

Mr. Marquis was a Commander in the U.S. Navy and was on active duty from June 3 through August 31, 2009, at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.  Despite returning to reserve status, Mr. Marquis continued to receive full pay and benefits from the Navy from September 2009 to November 2010, totaling $159,712.  During the investigation, Mr. Marquis admitted he was aware he was receiving active duty pay from the Navy, even though he was no longer on active duty and while working at his full-time position with the FAA.  

This was a joint investigation with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.