Security Clearance Success Stories

Brief summaries of JAG Defense’s Representative Cases for Security Clearance cases are listed below. To download written decisions of cases handled by JAG Defense, please visit Security Clearance Decisions.

Clearance Granted in Case Regarding Client’s Sexual Behavior

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Client civilian employee of the Department of Defense was issued a Letter of Intent (LOI) /Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Adjudicative Guidelines D – Sexual Behavior and M – Use of Information Technology Systems as a result of having been personally observed viewing sexually oriented material on a government issued computer after having previously been notified that this behavior was prohibited and having previously been observed viewing sexually oriented material on a government computer several years previously, and counseled at that time about such prohibited behavior as well as having been administratively punished for such misconduct. After submitting a detailed response to the SOR the Central Adjudication Facility granted the client’s clearance. 

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Client Successfully Obtained Interim for Clearance as Gov. Employee

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Client previously declined interim for clearance as a government employee due to Adjudicative Guideline F – Financial Considerations following Bankruptcy due to aftereffects of 9/11 impact on Defense Contractors and tax indebtedness as well as errors made on SF86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions. Client contacted JAG Defense about two years ago to discuss potential for getting a clearance again in the future. Client eventually offered another government employee position and this time, with assistance from JAG Defense was successful in obtaining favorable interim decision, permitting client to commence work, and then receiving final favorable clearance. 

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Clearance Granted After SOR Under Financial Considerations

SOUTHEAST – Client Federal Government civilian employee within the Department of Defense was issued a Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Adjudicative Guideline F – Financial Considerations as a result of a number of financial accounts in collection, two tax liens, a Bankruptcy, and a Judgment resulting in garnished wages as well as misuse of a Government Travel Card for personal use.  After submitting a response to the SOR the Central Adjudication Facility found FOR THE APPLICANT and the clearance was granted without the necessity of a Personal Appearance. 

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Judge Found for the Applicant in Drug Involvement Case

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Client defense contractor was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Adjudicative Guideline H – Drug Involvement and E – Personal Conduct for use of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription drugs, testing positive for illegal drug use, and drug use while possessing a security clearance as well as failing to disclose drug use in a security clearance background investigation and adjudication.  After presenting the case before an Administrative Judge from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals the clearance was granted with the Judge finding FOR THE APPLICANT.

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CAF Issued “Conditional” Granting of Clearance for Client

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Client Federal Government civilian employee was issued Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) under the Adjudicative Guideline for F – Financial Considerations after having three real estate properties (one residential and two investment) fall into foreclosure/short-sale as well as having a Judgment issued by one of the properties “property owner association” for falling behind on debts totally approximately $295,000.00.  After submission of a written response to the SOR demonstrating the substantial efforts that the client had made, even though there remained outstanding balances on a number of the accounts, the Central Adjudication Facility issued a “Conditional” granting of the clearance. 

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Service Member Cleared from DUI Charges & Continuance of Alcohol Abuse

MOUNTAIN WEST – Active duty service member issued Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) due to allegations under Adjudicative Guidelines for J – Criminal Conduct, E – Personal Conduct, and G – Alcohol Consumption concerns as a result of extensive history of alcohol consumption beginning in the early teenage years, self-identified alcohol dependence with inability to stop consumption, treatment for alcohol consumption followed by a DUI while undergoing outpatient treatment for alcohol consumption at time of DUI, failure to disclose DUI to command, and continuing to consume alcohol after being diagnosed as an alcohol abuser.  After submission of a response to the SOR the Central Adjudication Facility granted the clearance without the necessity of a Personal Appearance.

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Senior Civilian Contractor Cleared of an Inappropriate Sexual History

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Senior civilian contractor issued Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) by Central Adjudication Facility with regard to eligibility for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) under Adjudicative Guidelines for E – Personal Conduct, D – Sexual Behavior, and J – Criminal Conduct as a result of loss of eligibility for access to SCI by a “three-lettered Agency,” because of an extensive history of sexual behavior of a public nature, and negative information resulting from a government-directed psychological examination.  After presentation of the client’s case before an Administrative Judge from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, the access was reinstated.

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Sr. Department of Justice Employee Retains Clearance After False Info

WASHINGTON DC – Senior Department of Justice Federal government employee issued Statement of Reasons (SOR) as the result of an Office of Inspector General Report listing concerns under Adjudicative Guidelines E – Personal Conduct, for allegedly deliberately providing false or misleading information concerning relevant facts to an investigating official, pattern of dishonesty, pattern of rule violations related to nepotism and favoritism resulting in unauthorized preferences or advantages and use of public office for private gain.  After submitting a response to the adjudicating official the client’s clearance was reinstated. 

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Client Gov. Employee Cleared of Multiple Misconducts and Felonies

WASHINGTON DC – Client government employee was issued a Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Adjudicative Guidelines for D – Sexual Behavior, E – Personal Conduct and J – Criminal Conduct as a result of felony abduction of a woman from whom it was alleged the client demanded sexual acts and was restrained when she refused to comply, for providing misleading information to the background investigator concerning that offense; failure to disclose being a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit; failure to disclose being the defendant in a different civil lawsuit, garnishment of wages, failure to pay child support, and having the IRS impound tax refunds to pay the child support; arrest for threatening and harassing a woman, and pleading guilty to harassment, and stalking; resigning from employment in lieu of being charged with time-card falsification and being charged in two sexual harassment complaints, and sending a threatening email to the employer; and for being punished for sexual harassment after entering the room of female service members on several occasions and touching and harassing the occupants of the room.  After representing the client at a Personal Appearance the Administrative Judge rendered a favorable recommendation that the client Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access and collateral security clearance be reinstated. 

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JAG Defense Retains Security Clearance for Active Duty Member

WASHINGTON DC – Client active duty member was previously denied access to classified information by another Federal Agency when that denial file was forwarded to the client’s service Central Adjudication Facility (CAF), which issued a Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) to which client responded.  The SOR was based upon Adjudicative Guidelines for B – Foreign Influence,  D – Sexual Behavior, E – Personal Conduct, F – Financial Considerations, H – Drug Involvement, J – Criminal Conduct, and M – Use of Information Technology Systems as a result of refusal to pay delinquent credit accounts, retaliatory damage to the property of a neighbor, vandalism, providing false information to law enforcement, reckless driving, reckless discharge of firearms on various occasions and settings, numerous adulterous relationships to include with a foreign national, transmission of pornographic self-images through government computer and information systems, theft of government property, drug use by the client and the client’s spouse, involvement in drug dealing, sexual relations with a minor, multiple failures to successfully complete polygraph examinations, pointing a loaded handgun at a neighbor, bringing a concealed weapon to the workplace, theft of government property, and possession of unregistered weapons on government property.  Upon receipt of Letter of Notification of revocation of clearance by the service CAF, client retained JAG Defense for representation at a Personal Appearance before an Administrative Judge from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).  After presenting the case at the Personal Appearance the Personnel Security Appeals Board (PSAB) reinstated the client’s clearance. 

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