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  • Former Government contracting officer rep given 60 month prison sentence for conspiracy, bribery

    Jerry T. Vertefeuille, 54, of Niceville, Fla., was sentenced Feb. 12, 2019, to 60 months in prison, while co-defendant Christopher A. Carter, 37, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 15, 2019. The sentence was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. On July 11, 2018, Vertefeuille pleaded guilty to conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud), bribery of a public official and obtaining and disclosing procurement information.
  • Innovative tutorial paves way for OSI, LE partners

    Innovation has various definitions and a thread connecting them all is innovation can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time. Enter Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Argent Palumbo, Detachment 631, Kunsan Air Base, Korea, whose creative thinking improved a process integral to military law enforcement.
  • OSI owns indexing response, way ahead

    Shortly after the Nov. 5, 2017, mass shooting in Sutherland, Texas, that killed 26 people and wounded 22 others, the Air Force Office of Special investigations stood up an internal National Crime Information Center Indexing Task Force to review all investigative case files from 1998-2017.
  • New Strat Plan 'gets back to LE roots'

    Citing the need to update the direction of the command that reflects the realities and challenges occurring in mission areas, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations rolled out its first Strategic plan in eight years in December 2018.
  • Company, CEO to pay $2.75M to resolve government contracting fraud allegations

    David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced Jan. 29, 2019, that E.M. Photonics, Inc. (EMP) and its Chief Executive Officer, Eric Kelmelis, have agreed to pay $2.75 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by seeking disbursements from federal agencies for falsified labor costs and duplicative work in order to maximize charges to contracts awarded by federal agencies.
  • In memory of Hustler 6

    Members of the 633rd Security Forces Squadron, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Naval Criminal Investigative Services gathered for a ruck march in memory of joint patrol team Hustler 6 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 21, 2018. Four AFOSI special agents and two SFS defenders were killed when their joint patrol, Hustler 6, was attacked by a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 21, 2015.
  • AFOSI's 'unsung heroes' shine in 2018

    It’s no surprise the Air Force Office of Special Investigations is replete with exceptional performers. Its ranks of special agents and professional staff members have exhibited the competence and confidence to handle any situation to a successful conclusion throughout the command’s storied 70-year history. One particular group who work behind the scenes, but play a vital role in enabling and supporting OSI field agents all day, every day, are the AFOSI Investigations Collections Operations Nexus Center Global Watch Controllers here.
  • Quartet, company charged with aircraft parts fraud

    Four individuals and a company were charged in a five-count indictment in connection with their operation of Jet Link, Inc., an aircraft parts broker based in Margate, Florida.
  • AFOSI ICON Center fully operational

    As the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Investigations, Collections, and Operations Nexus (ICON) and AFOSI Field Investigations Region 7 have matured and evolved the last several years, there were compelling indicators that merging these two units would create a more efficient organization to enhance AFOSI mission effectiveness.
  • Grumman to pay $31.65M for overbilling AF

    Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, with offices in San Diego, Calif., agreed Nov. 2, 2018, to pay a total of $31.65 million to settle civil and criminal investigations into fraud arising out of its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node and Dynamic Re-tasking Capability contracts with the United States Air Force.
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