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Ex-Defense Department worker Jeffrey Goebel sentenced

12:38 PM, Jul 31, 2012   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former Defense Department employee from suburban St. Louis has been sentenced to two years of probation and fined $5,000 for removing records from a government office and sharing it with a private company.

Jefferey Goebel of Lake St. Louis was also ordered Tuesday to pay $1,000 in restitution and perform 40 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty in May.

Goebel retired in 2010 from the Defense Department's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and began working at a private company. Federal prosecutors say he took an NGA spreadsheet when he retired that compared hourly proposals of government contractors against NGA's established costs, and shared the information with a co-worker at the private company.

The company fired Goebel and alerted NGA.

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