Defense Contract Employee Cleared from Foreign Influence Allegations

PACIFIC – Applicant defense contractor employee issued Statement of Reasons (SOR) for a single Guideline B – Foreign Influence allegation pertaining to having a romantic relationship with a woman from Country A, who was then residing in Country B. The interesting aspect of this case is that the government completely overlooked the more significant aspects that it was an extra-marital relationship and that the Applicant’s wife was also a citizen of Country B. Addressing all three issues (citizenship and residency of paramour, extramarital relationship, citizenship of spouse) after presentation of the case the Administrative Judge found FOR THE APPLICANT and the clearance was granted.