Home » NEWS » Ex-NASA official expected to plead guilty to fraud

Ex-NASA official expected to plead guilty to fraud

GULFPORT — Federal court records say NASA’s former chief of staff will plead guilty in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm.

Courtney Stadd faces nine charges, including conspiracy. Court documents didn’t indicate which charges he’ll plead to during a hearing in Gulfport.

Stadd’s attorneys didn’t immediately respond to messages.

Prosecutors say Stadd conspired with Liam Sarsfield, NASA’s former chief deputy engineer, to guide contracts where they wanted. Sarsfield pleaded guilty in November to one count.

Stadd was NASA’s chief and White House liaison from 2001-2003. Stadd was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to probation in a different case for steering a $10-million contract to MSU.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*