Father, Son Get 18 Months For Overbilling NSA

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland father and son have been sentenced to 18 months in prison for cheating the National Security Agency out of nearly $1.5 million.

A federal judge on Friday also ordered William Turley, 71, of Annapolis and his 54-year-old son, Donald, of Owings, to serve a year of home detention for wire fraud and conspiracy. The father must pay a $100,000 fine and both must pay nearly $250,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say the family’s Upper Marlboro company, Bechdon, over-billed the agency for hours that were never worked.

A third relative, Christina Turley Knott, 50, of Edgewater, has admitted to participating in the scheme and pleaded guilty last year to failing to pay taxes on $4.5 million she embezzled from the business. Her sentencing is set for Wednesday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live