WASHINGTON — A former background investigator who did work under contract for the Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying his work.
Thirty-four-year-old Brian Rapier of Sumter, S.C., entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Washington. He has agreed to pay more than $173,000 in restitution and faces up to five years in prison at sentencing July 25.
According to a statement of offense, Rapier worked as an investigator under contract to do background investigations.
Prosecutors say Rapier wrote dozens of reports saying he had interviewed a source or reviewed a record regarding the subject of the background investigation. Authorities say he had not done the interviews or checked records.
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