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  • Hawaii attorney general announces Operation Keiki Shield results

    Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors announced on Nov. 18, 2019, that the Department of the Attorney General, through its Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and along with numerous county, federal and military law enforcement partners, conducted an unprecedented series of law enforcement operations through 2019 aimed at protecting Hawaii's keiki (Hawaiian for children).
  • Florida man convicted of fraudulently exploiting programs designed to protect service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and small disadvantaged businesses

    A federal jury in Cleveland convicted a Florida man of major fraud, wire fraud and submitting false and fictitious claims after he engaged in a six-year long scheme to defraud the government. James Allen Clark, 62, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 25, 2020.
  • Aventura Technologies, senior management charged with fraud, money laundering and illegal importation of equipment manufactured in China

    The Long Island, N.Y., company, Aventura Technologies, Inc., supplied Chinese-made surveillance equipment to U.S. Government and private customers while falsely claiming its products were "Made in the U.S.A."
  • Government contractor sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation

    Thomas E. Turner, 58, of Niceville, Fla., was sentenced late last week in federal court to serve 70 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography and attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor. Turner will also be required to register as a sex offender as part of his sentence as announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
  • DoJ reaches $6.4M settlement with consulting firm for overbilling AF contracts

    The U.S. Department of Justice and CH2M Hill have reached a $6.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that CH2M Hill overbilled the U.S. Air Force for environmental consulting work and then continued to overbill despite an audit highlighting the problem, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran Oct. 24, 2019. At issue is the use of consulting staff who did not meet the minimum educational requirements of two Air Force contracts.
  • Special agents instrumental in successful exercise

    Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agents assigned to Joint Base Andrews, Md., were integral participants in an 11th Wing, JBA, Md., joint Disease Containment / Anti-terrorism exercise Oct. 23, 2019. AFOSI joined fellow JBA members including installation first responders, security forces, plus Hazardous Materials and Bio-Environmental experts. The exercise measured the installation’s mission readiness and ability to respond against a terrorist threat utilizing a man-made biological weapon.
  • AFOSI agents host inaugural AF women officers' forum leadership retreat

    Thirty women Air Force officers from across the country and a variety of career fields gathered in West Virginia for a retreat which helped refine leadership skills, encouraged deep introspection, sharing, and practicing with tools outlined in an actionable playbook Sept. 12-15, 2019. The retreat was the product of planning by Air Force Office of Special Investigations female leaders.
  • AFOSI Reservist makes history with selection for DEFSEC

    Col. Mike Mentavlos, the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Air Force Office of Special Investigations Region 6 Commander, Col. Vasaga Tilo, Jr., was recently selected to represent the Air Force Reserve and AFOSI on the Defense and Security Issues Committee (DEFSEC).
  • Former AF NCO given 40 years in prison for child pornography charges

    A federal judge sentenced a former Air Force staff sergeant assigned to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to 40 years in federal prison Oct. 24, 2019, for receipt and distribution of child pornography. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Lt. Col. (Special Agent) Jeffrey Hall, Commander, 11th Field Investigations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio, and FBI Special Agent In Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
  • New PSD stands up for USSPACECOM

    In conjunction with the standup of the Air Force's 11th Combatant Command, United States Space Command, Aug. 29, 2019, the Air Force office of Special Investigations welcomed a new Protective Service Detail (PSD).