Jeffery Armstrong was found guilty on nine counts of wire fraud in over $100,000 of salary payments by holding concurrent jobs at both the National Labor Relations Boards (NLRB) and the United Nations (UN).
Back in June of 2011 Armstrong was indicted on nine counts of wire fraud for his scheme to defraud the UN and the NLRB but was found guilty just last week.
According to evidence presented in the trial, in March 2008 Armstrong took a leave of absence from his position as a supervisory security specialist with the Department of the Army to accept a full-time position at the U.N. As an assistant chief of the Security and Safety Service at the U.N., Armstrong was responsible for all physical security of UN facilities in New York City, among other functions.
According to evidence at trial, Armstrong received an annual salary from the U.N. of approximately $160,000. In February 2009, after working at the UN for almost a year, Armstrong applied for a position as chief of the security branch within the Division of the Administration at the NLRB in Washington, D.C. In April of 2009, Armstrong became a full time employee at the NLRB, with an annual salary of approximately $121,000.
From approximately April to September 2009, Armstrong was an employee of both the UN and the NLRB. Armstrong concealed his dual employment from both employers by, among other things, dissuading NLRB personnel from contacting his supervisor at the UN, submitting incomplete or inaccurate employment forms to the NLRB, and causing to be mailed to the NLRB false correspondence suggesting that he no longer worked at the UN.
In addition, Armstrong submitted medical leave documentation to the UN, indicating that he was unable to work and was undergoing medical treatment, despite his full-time employment at the NLRB. According to evidence, Armstrong failed to notify his superiors at both entities of his concurrent employment and received more than $100,000 in concurrent salary.
Armstrong now faces a sentencing verdict in January of 2012 where he could face up to 20 years in prison – Source.
I can hear the prison conversations now…
“What are you in for?”
Former Employee Defrauds United Nations by Amanda Miller
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