FAA Employee Convicted and Sentenced for Grand Theft
On January 24, 2018, Mark R. Jimenez, an FAA employee, pleaded no contest in Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, to misdemeanor grand theft charges that he submitted fraudulent military orders to FAA. Jimenez was sentenced to 36 months’ probation and $15,040.20 in restitution.
The investigation revealed that from 2014 to 2016, Jimenez, who is also a U.S. Air Force Reserve master sergeant, submitted fraudulent Air Force orders for paid military leave to FAA. Jimenez received $15,040.20 in excess pay, the equivalent of 400 hours in military leave. Occasionally, Jimenez also signed his biweekly FAA timecard without properly accounting for his approved military leave, suggesting he was on duty at FAA at those times.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.