‘Polygraph.com’ owner pleads guilty to training customers to lie on federally administered polygraph examinations
Douglas Williams, a former Oklahoma City law enforcement officer and owner of “Polygraph.com” has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and mail fraud.
Williams and his company trained customers to lie and conceal crimes during polygraph examinations.
In admissions made in connection with his plea, Williams marketing his training services to people appearing for polygraph exams before federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, federal intelligence agencies, and those required to take polygraphs under terms of their parole or probation.
Williams admitted to training an individual posing as a federal law enforcement officer to lie and conceal involvement in criminal activity from an internal agency investigation. He also admitted to having trained another individual posing as a federal job applicant to lie and conceal crimes in pre-employment polygraph examinations.
Williams, who rendered services for those individuals, admitted instructing them to deny having received his polygraph training.
Williams was indicted last November in the Western District of Oklahoma, and the investigation is being carried out by U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s Office of Internal Affairs and the FBI’s Oklahoma City Field Office.
The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Heidi Boutros Gesch and Brian K. Kidd of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section.
“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 Leslie Caldwell. “Today’s conviction sends a message that we pursue those who attempt to corrupt law enforcement wherever and however they may try to do so.”
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