Defense Contract Employee Cleared of Falsified Divorce Decree & Signature Forgery

ASIA – Applicant employee of a defense contractor was issued Statement of Reasons (SOR) based upon Guidelines E – Personal Conduct and J – Criminal Conduct as result of forging the signature of a State Court Judge on a falsified divorce decree; which conduct occurred during his active duty military career and is considered to be a Felony offense. After presentation of the case before an Administrative Judge, the finding was FOR THE APPLICANT and his clearance was granted. The Government then filed a Notice of Appeal. Presenting a strong case of mitigation to the Chief Department Counsel, the government reconsidered and withdrew the intent to appeal and the final decision was for the client to retain the clearance.