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      John Brock, former DOD employee, sentenced to 30 months in prison

      A former employee of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, a component of the Department of Defense, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for making more than $485,000 in false travel claims using the defense travel system.

      John Brock, 52, of Crofton, Md., was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge in D.C. In addition to his prison term, Brock was sentenced to three years of supervised release, ordered to pay $485,535 in restitution and ordered to forfeit three sail boats and two residential properties.

      Brock pleaded guilty in October 2011 to a charge of making a false claim against the U.S.

      According to court documents, Brock worked as a budget analyst within the Resources Management Department of the AFIP from 2007 to 2011.

      Brock admitted that in 2008 he used the profile of a former AFIP employee to submit a false travel voucher for $5,525 in expenses that were never incurred.

      He also admitted to submitting 99 false travel vouchers from September 2008 to April 2011, totaling $485,535.