Aiken man pleads guilty to submitting false Department of Energy documents

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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW) -- John Parkehurst Madden, 54, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia to using a false document, United States Attorney Bill Nettles said.

United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on or about December 5, 2011, Madden submitted an Application for Site Access Authorization Form to the Department of Energy in order to obtain a security badge, which would enable him to access the Savannah River Nuclear Site.

On this form, Madden provided a social security number of another person, knowing the social security number did not belong to him, according to a release.

The maximum penalty for Using a False Document is imprisonment for 5 years and/or a fine of $250,000.

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