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.
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