How unqualified sex workers allegedly infiltrated the Top Air Force Research Laboratory


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Senior research scientists working on the U.S. Air Force’s advanced propulsion technology said she thought she was “really hot,” according to the federal government, so hire an unqualified sex worker who paid with a government charge card. Deceived the contractor.

The man was later allegedly threatened to kill the sex worker’s boss and himself when the plan collapsed, but most of the project’s money was elsewhere to pay her salary at another defense company. It wasn’t before I moved to.

that is According to the newly unsealed investigation warrant application obtained by The Daily BeastBlame Dr. James Gordo Highly decorated Employees of the Civil Air ForceShe installed a 32-year-old sex worker on a highly technical research project, even though she did not have a college degree or expertise in the field.

The woman said, “Basic word processing … I didn’t fully understand how to use the software” and “I had a hard time creating consistent inter-office emails,” the warrant said. In 2019, Gordo tapped a woman to co-chair a scientific panel for unprotected photonics researchers designing turbine engines, explosion engines, scram jets, and rockets.

Gordo has not been charged yet Before he died last September Of unspecified cause. Court records show that the woman withholding the Daily Beast’s identity has not been charged with the crime. She did not respond to the voice mail left on her number listed under her name, or the email asking for comment on her Monday.

According to Warrant, Gordo was first reached out in March 2019 after the CEO and Principal Investigator of a company that provided laser imaging of turbine engines to the Ohio Air Force Institute reached out with a very annoying problem. It attracted the attention of Air Force researchers. Allegations.

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Company, Spectral energyHave Received millions of dollars on contract with government The warrant has signed a contract for a laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio for the past 17 years. According to the warrant, Spectral Energy’s CEO Skesh Roy and Gordo, who oversaw the technology supported by Roy’s company and responsible for financing the contract, became good friends during that period.

However, Roy was wary of Gordo’s actions and contacted the Air Force Special Investigations Agency (AFOSI), who “engaged in unethical government contract negotiations, communicated the threat of violence, and prostituted regularly during installation and stay. I was looking for. ” He is traveling on an official US Air Force project, “Warrant said.

2017, Gordo, The study “We have created a myriad of fundamental innovations in burst-mode laser measurement systems that give scientists and engineers a better understanding of real-world air breathing and rocket engine performance,” the Air Force said, killing his father. “It’s a result,” Warrant explains.

“Shortly thereafter, in October 2017, Roy shared with Gourd that he was considering hiring a management engineer at Spectral Energy,” the warrant said. “Gord recently met a young expert during his flight to Washington, DC … I was very impressed with how she described herself.”

Gord told Roy that she thought she was “perfect” for Spectral and gave Roy a copy of her resume, the warrant said. She is an EMT and firefighter accredited with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, and she attended the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

“Gordo urged Roy to hire him. [her]Highly appreciate [her] “Technical expertise,” explains Warrant. “Then he ended up saying,’She’s really hot too.'”

Roy hired her the following month at Gordo’s suggestion.

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But Roy said, “I was immediately frustrated. [her] According to the warrant, the position is incapable. “

“During the first few months of work, Roy said: [she] Wasn’t timely with her [expenses], I didn’t fully understand how to use basic word processing and document creation software, and had a hard time composing consistent inter-office email, “continues the warrant. “”[She] Also, she was unable to provide her college transcript on request. “

According to the warrant, Roy then cleaned up and confronted Gourd, who revealed that she was a “prostitute I met in Cincinnati.” Gord told Roy that he had stored an Excel spreadsheet on his government-issued laptop with the names and details of various sex workers across the country that he saw during his official Air Force trip. He didn’t want his wife and children to know about his “relationship with these women” and “so that the household was visibly unaffected” before cash against his government travel card. I have lent you, the warrant says.

Still, Gordo, who was told to have paid Roy $ 400 an hour for her service, claimed to be in love with her and said she felt the same about him. Still, the warrant said the woman was “engaged in prostitution” with other Air Force Research Laboratory scientists around Wright-Patterson. One was in the filing, “According to the Dr. Warrant,” IK “paid the woman” about $ 20,000 a year to clean his dwelling nude and then have oral sex. “

IK was unable to ask for comment.

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The woman hadn’t graduated from high school and had no knowledge of the field, but Gordo made Roy more involved in the technical research that Spectral Energy was doing under Gorde’s supervised contract. It is said that he urged him. He asked for her name to be included as a contributor to her future white paper and asked Roy to represent Spectral Energy on her official trip, the warrant said.

Roy refused to discuss the case when contacted by The Daily Beast on Monday, and hung up when asked for details, rejecting Gordo’s request. Not only did the woman lack scientific knowledge, Roy told Gordo that her relationship with her was unethical, and she asked her to “stop all contact” with her. Her warrant says. This “angry Gordo” suddenly stopped talking to Roy about women.

Curious about what was happening, Roy met a lawyer and asked about dismissing her, but according to the warrant, wait until her one-year review to limit potential liability. Was told.

However, Gordo is said to have found and confronted Roy and told him that if anyone knew “the essence of his relationship” with a woman, he knew that Roy was responsible.

“Then Gordo said he would come to Bill 5 with one of his many guns to’finish everything’,” the warrant says. “Roy recognized this as meaning that Gordo killed Roy and then himself. In the conversation, Gordo also reminded Roy of the ethnicity of Bangladesh. Gordo AFRL As a senior research scientist and Roy was an immigrant, AFRL’s “Old Boys Club” would never believe Roy if he disclosed information about the scientist. He is as respected as Gourd. “

In October 2018, two weeks before Roy fired her, the woman told Roy that she would resign from her job at Incorporated (ISSI), a major competitor to Spectral Energies.

Around the same time, the Air Force Research Laboratory was set up to renew a $ 250,000 research grant, Spectral Energies. According to the warrant, Gordo was in charge of allocating funds. But instead of the full $ 250,000, Spectral Energies only got $ 100,000 this time. Roy then asked the contract office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, informing him that the grant was split into Spectral Energies and ISSI, earning the remaining $ 150,000.

It’s been a few years since Gord didn’t allocate the full amount to Spectral Energy, and the warrant adds: [the woman’s] ISSI’s new position. According to the warrant, investigators later found evidence in a search for Gord’s electronics and told the woman that the money would cover her salary at ISSI.

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Roy told investigators that Gordo had begun to hear from colleagues in the industry that he had introduced the woman “around the professional circle” as a research assistant and arranged to chair the scientific committee.

In April Fool’s Day 2019, a pair of AFOSI special agents attempted to verify the identity of a woman. None of the schools listed in her resume had her records, her warrant said. About a week later, an AFOSI team with an investigation warrant raided Gordo’s office at the Air Force Research Laboratory and seized electronics, a Trojan horse condom box, a pair of women’s underwear, and an empty bottle of Viagra. did.

A search of Gourd’s government email account found a communication between Gourd and a woman who advised him to describe himself as a “mentor” and create a credible “back story.”

When Gordo realized he was working on his laptop, he told her to tell his future employer that he had met by plane in 2017. She was then supposed to say she quit medical school after her difficult divorce put pressure on her finances. According to the warrant, at some point Gord referred to several meetings that taught her about her laboratory “and how to interact with scientists.”

In one message, he moved the conversation to “playtime,” the warrant said. He first asked her to “bring her’Screaming O’.” [she] “Orgasm during sex” and said intimacy is very important to him.

In another example, he allegedly stated that he could comfortably meet after servicing another client before discussing the organizational structure of the lab’s burning and laser diagnostic research facility.

In August 2019, AFOSI agents said they conducted a forensic review of Gourd’s mobile phones and found texts between Gourd and about 27 sex workers in various cities in the United States. In one, Gourd and a female escort looked into details of a rendezvous at a hotel in Chicago, allegedly occurring during an official trip. Argonne National Laboratory, Focusing on nuclear research. They also reviewed the spreadsheet that Gord had previously revealed to Roy, according to the warrant.

“Many of the 27 women listed in the Excel document were foreigners from countries that are considered US national security concerns,” he said.

The warrant was opened in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio on Monday, seeking false, fictitious, or fraudulent allegations, embezzlement / misuse of government property, officers or employees seeking access to Gord and women’s email accounts. Seeking evidence of member extortion. The United States, ethnic threats, and exacerbated threats.

According to the warrant, the woman was being investigated for alleged prostitution near military and naval facilities, as well as false, fictitious, or fraudulent allegations.

The Air Force and Gordo’s widow did not immediately respond to the Daily Beast’s request for comment.

With additional reports by Josh Fiallo.

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