Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. v. Martin (Removal of Classified Materials, Theft of Government Property)

Harold Thomas Martin III was charged with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials. Martin, a Booz Allen Hamilton employee who worked at the National Security Agency, was arrested in August 2016 after a search of his property and person turned up documents and digital files that bore markings indicating that they were property of the U.S. government and contained highly classified information, including “Top Secret and Sensitive Compartmented” information, the unauthorized disclosure of which could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security. The search also turned up government property with an aggregate value in excess of $1,000. Booz Allen released the following statement at the time of the arrest: “When Booz Allen learned of the arrest of one of its employees by the FBI, we immediately reached out to the authorities to offer our total cooperation in their investigation, and we fired the employee. We continue to cooperate fully with the government on its investigation into this serious matter.” Martin was originally charged with 20 counts of willful retention of national defense information. Martin was later re-arraigned, and in March 2019 he pleaded guilty to a charge of willful retention of national defense information. He was sentenced to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Booz Allen Hamilton $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/28/2019
DOJ Press Release 2/8/2017
Original Indictment 2/8/2017
Booz Allen Hamilton Press Release 10/5/2016
DOJ Press Release 10/5/2016
Criminal Complaint 8/29/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database