Client successfully mitigates concerns from substantial number of foreign contacts in obtaining clearance after a previous denial.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC:  Defense contractor had previously had clearance denied under Adjudicative Guidelines A – Allegiance to United States; and C – Foreign Preference (although factually it was actually B – Foreign Influence).  After retaining JAG Defense for an Application for a clearance through a different Agency, and despite having close and continuing contact with dozens of foreign nationals from a nation whose historical interests have been considered inimical to those of the United States, client was successful in obtaining a clearance through the efforts of our office.

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Clearance Granted for Active Duty Officer Despite Significant Bureaucratic Errors by Command

EUROPE:  Client active duty officer issued Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Adjudicative Guidelines: B – Foreign Influence, C – Foreign Preference, E – Personal Conduct, and F – Financial Considerations, based upon being identified in a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file regarding suspected provision of false statements to a financial institution for a loan to purchase property; failing to list all relatives in the SF86 Questionnaire for National Security Positions, denying possession of a passport from another country when a dual national, failure to disclose required negative financial information, as well as a number of Tax Liens and Collection accounts totaling in excess of $110,000.00, and being subject for both Foreign Preference and Foreign Influence.  The case presented one of the most complex procedural situations based upon the command’s failure to properly process paperwork resulting in conflicting guidance between the Central Adjudication Facility and the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals concerning the status of the adjudication, however, based upon the written submission prepared to respond to the SOR the clearance was eventually granted.

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Dual Citizen Defense Contract Employee Granted Security Clearance

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Applicant employee of a Defense Contractor denied Security Clearance based upon Guidelines B – Foreign Influence and C – Foreign Preference because Applicant exercised dual citizenship, possessed a foreign passport, carries both the U.S. and foreign passport when traveling, renewed foreign citizenship after becoming naturalized U.S. citizen and maintains close ties to family members who are residents and citizens of a foreign country. After presentation of case at DOHA hearing Administrative Judge found “For the Applicant” on all issues and CLEARANCE WAS GRANTED.

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Naturalized US Citizen & Native of ROC Cleared Over Security Concerns

NEW ENGLAND – Applicant native of the Republic of China and naturalized U.S. citizen, who is a senior fellow with a Defense Contractor, was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) alleging Guideline B – Foreign Influence and Guideline C – Foreign Preference concerns due to renewal and use of Taiwanese passport after becoming naturalized U.S. citizen and due to various family members by blood and marriage residing in Taiwan. Subsequent to hearing, government moved to reopen the case and amend the SOR to include Guideline K – Security violation and possibly Guideline E – Personal Conduct for failure to disclose security incident that occurred prior to the hearing in the case. Additional submissions by Applicant and agreed to stipulation by the parties were provided to the Administrative Judge for consideration in the matter, mitigating all concerns and demonstrating that a determination there had been a security violation had not been made prior to the hearing, thus no Guideline E issue and ultimately resulting in a finding FOR THE APPLICANT on all allegations and GRANTING of SECURITY CLEARANCE.

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Clearance Granted by the Personnel Security Appeals Board of the CAF

SOUTHEAST – Client active duty military officer was issued a Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) for Adjudicative Guidelines: B – Foreign Influence, C – Foreign Preference, J – Criminal Conduct, and K – Handling of Protected Information as a result of being a foreign national, a stated hesitation to renounce the foreign citizenship, having numerous family members in a foreign country to include a senior officer in the foreign military, criminal investigation for VUCMJ Articles 92 and 134 (assimilating 18 U.S.C. Section 793(d) Gathering, Transmitting or Losing Defense Information), and numerous questionable financial transactions of large dollar amounts. After presenting the case before an Administrative Judge from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), the Personnel Security Appeals Board (PSAB) of the Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) granted the clearance.

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Clearance Granted after Client’s Renunciation of Foreign Citizenship

SOUTHEAST – Client Federal Government employee within DoD received Letter of Intent (LOI)/Statement of Reasons (SOR) from the Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) based upon Adjudicative Guidelines – C Foreign Preference as a result of obtaining, as an adult, citizenship in a foreign country while possessing a security clearance issued by the United States .  After submission of a response to the SOR showing renunciation of the recently acquired citizenshp the CAF approved the clearance.

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JAG Defense Successfully Assisted Applicant in SF86 Submission

MIDDLE ATLANTIC – Successfully assisted Applicant Defense Contractor in SF86 submission for high level clearance, obtaining clearance with no Statement of Reasons (SOR) being issued even though client was former member of a foreign military, responsible for escorting highest level officials in foreign government during international travel, extensive family members still in the foreign country, and extensive foreign property issues to resolve prior to submitting SF86.  Issues would have been alleged under Adjudicative Guidelines: B – Foreign Influence, C – Foreign Preference and L – Outside Activities.

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