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Supervisor sentenced for $11.3M fraud

GULFPORT, Miss.- A former Ingalls Shipbuilding supervisor was sentenced to three years’ probation and eight months of house arrest for failing to report fraudulent charges of time and labor. 

It was work for on the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy vessels at the Pascagoula shipyard. The Sun Herald reports that U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden ordered that the 52-year-old Neil Holden pay a $17,500 fine and a $100 special assessment fee. He and his former supervisor Robert Gardner Jr. pleaded guilty in June to misprision of felony.

That means they new a crime was being committed but failed to report it. Investigators say that this fraud resulted in the government losing upwards of $11.3 million.

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