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Former TSA Officer Pleads Guilty to Altering Documents

A former TSA officer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced.

Cleon Otto Jr., 35, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of altering official documents, according to the press release.

According to court records, on July 9, 2022, Otto, then an employee of the Transportation
Security Administration and a member of the Virgin Islands National Guards electronically
placed the authorized signature of a National Guards employee on official documents requesting military leave when no such leave was authorized. Otto faces a maximum term of one year in prison and a maximum fine of $100.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted
by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

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