Ex-NASA Official Gets 3 Years For Steering Contract

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 6:33 PM EST) -- A former NASA chief of staff has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for conspiring to award $600,000 in agency funds to Mississippi State University, which then spent $450,000 on a subcontract with the NASA executive's consulting business.

Judge Halil S. Ozerden of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi sentenced Courtney A. Stadd to 41 months in federal prison, three years of supervised release, a $7,500 fine and $287,000 in restitution to be paid to NASA.

Stadd, who...
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