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U.S. Attorney's Office: Newark man performed fake tests on military radios

Created: 12/18/2013 10:11 AM WHEC.com

A Newark man, accused of performing fake tests on military radios, has pleaded guilty to four counts of filing a false statement with the U.S. government.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office tells News10NBC Steve Wysocki was in charge of the testing department for Victor-based Flightline Systems, a defense contractor working on U.S. Army and Navy projects. Investigators say Wysocki oversaw product testing for a military radio system as well as a sonobuoy system and faked the test results, causing the Department of Defense to spend nearly $300,000 re-testing the equipment before it could be used in the field.

U.S. Attorney William Hochul said, “This office will not tolerate anybody who, by their actions, hurts or impact the products used by our military men and women to carry out their critical mission. This case should serve as a warning to any individual involved in the testing of products to be used by the military, if you attempt to disrupt the process, you will be prosecuted and punished accordingly.”

Wysocki will be sentenced at 3 p.m. on March 21.



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