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Polygraph.com Founder Pleads Guilty to Training People to Lie in Federal Court

May 15, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Polygraph.com Founder Pleads Guilty to Training People to Lie in Federal Court

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A former Oklahoma City Police officer and owner of “Polygraph.com” pleaded guilty on Thursday to obstruction of justice and mail fraud for training customers to lie and conceal crimes during polygraph examinations.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Oklahoma City Field Office, made the announcement.

“Lying, deception and fraud cannot be allowed to influence the hiring of national security and law enforcement officials, particularly when it might affect the security of our borders,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell.

Douglas Williams, 69, of Norman, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to a five-count indictment charging him with mail fraud and obstruction. Williams was indicted on Nov. 14, 2014, in the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to admissions made in connection with his plea, Williams marketed his training services to people appearing for polygraph examinations before federal, state, local law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Williams as well trained people required to take polygraph examinations under the terms of their parole or probation.

Williams further admitted that he trained an individual posing as a federal law enforcement officer to lie and conceal involvement in criminal activity from an internal agency investigation.

In addition, he admitted to being paid in exchange for training a second individual posing as an applicant seeking federal employment to lie and conceal crimes in a pre-employment polygraph examination. Williams instructed the individuals to deny having received his polygraph training.

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