On March 6, 2019, Gregg A. Johnson, 42, of Tucson, was found guilty by a federal jury of three counts of submitting false statements to a government agency. The investigation was lead by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Professional Responsibility. The case was tried before U.S. District Court Judge James A. Soto.
The evidence at trial established that, beginning in October, 2015, Johnson submitted three applications for federal employment with Homeland Security Investigations. In each application, Johnson falsely claimed that he had a Master of Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. Johnson worked as a Computer Forensic Analyst for Homeland Security Investigations. All of the positions Johnson applied for required a Top Secret Security clearance.
A conviction for false statements to a government agency is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five (5) years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is set for May 20, 2019.
The prosecution was handled by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.