A former Alaska Aerospace
Corporation employee was sentenced in Anchorage
federal court on Monday for violating conflict of interest laws.
to press release from Assistant U.S. Attorney Retta-Rae Randall, Jodi Ann
Andres, 48, of Anchorage,
was once an auditor with the Department of Defense’s Defense Contract Audit
Agency. According to the press release she worked for the agency, also known as
DCAA, from January 2003 until September 2006. While employed, Andres was the
primary auditor for the Missile Defense Agency, which is responsible for the
integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States.
press release states that Andres left employment with the DCAA in 2006 and was
hired as a controller with Alaska Aerospace Corporation. Alaska Aerospace
became a contractor for the Missile Defense Agency in 2003, while Andres was
still working for the DCAA.
2008, Andres represented Alaska Aerospace during discussions with the DCAA
about the same Missile Defense Agency contract she audited while working for
them. The release says her intent was to influence the DCAA about that
contract, which violated a lifetime restriction from such action.
was sentenced two years’ probation and a $5,000 fine for violating that
conflict of interest restriction.