U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
September 25, 2015

Former Air National Guard Contract Employee Sentenced to Probation for Fraud

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Maryland has been sentenced in federal court to two years of probation, six months of home detention and community service on his conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Robert St. Clair, 51, of Bel Air, Maryland.

According to the information presented to the court, between 2002 and 2011, St. Clair, a contract employee at the National Guard Bureau at Andrews Air Force Base, conspired with another person at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, to defraud the United States by accepting a “no show” enlistment position as a “contracting specialist’ at the 171st, in exchange for St Clair providing military work days to the conspirator, a former commander at the 171st ARW.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Robert St. Clair.

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