Air Force scientist tricked contractor into hiring unskilled sex worker

A senior U.S. military scientist working on advanced propulsion technology allegedly tricked a contractor into hiring an unskilled sex worker, who then began serving other scientists at the Air Force base.

Dr. James Gord, a senior Air Force civilian who died last September of unspecified causes, allegedly paid the 32-year-old sex worker US$400 (AU$580) an hour for her services using a government-issued payment card. a recently printed application for a search warrant received daily beast.

According to federal investigators, Dr. Gord convinced Sukesh Roy, chief executive of Spectral Energies, a contractor based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio that has received millions of dollars in funding over the past 17 years, to hire the woman in 2017.

Dr. Gord oversaw the technology that Mr. Roy’s company supported and was in charge of allocating contract funding, with the two men becoming good friends, according to the warrant.

In October 2017, Mr. Roy told Dr. Gord that he was looking for an administrative specialist to work for Spectral Energies.

According to the warrant, Dr. Gord said he “recently met a young professional on a flight to Washington, D.C. … and was very impressed with the way she introduced herself.”

He told Mr. Roy that the woman would “fit” and that she was a certified paramedic and firefighter with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee and also attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati.

Gord strongly recommended that Roy be hired [her]speaking highly of [her] technical expertise,” the order says. “Then he ended by stating, ‘She’s super hot too.'”

Mr. Roy hired this woman, but “quickly became disillusioned with [her] lack of ability in the job.”

“In the first few months of work, Roy stated that [she] didn’t make it with her [expenses], did not quite understand how to use basic word processing and document creation software, and struggled to formulate a coherent email between offices,” the warrant reads. “[She] also failed to provide transcripts from her college as requested.”

When Mr. Roy confronted Dr. Gord, he admitted that she was “a prostitute he met in Cincinnati” and showed an Excel spreadsheet he kept on his government laptop with details of the sex workers he he hired while on official trips around the country.

According to the warrant, Dr. Gord claimed he was in love with a woman and that she treated him the same way, but still she “prostituted” alongside Wright-Patterson with other scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory.

According to the warrant, one scientist paid a woman “approximately US$20,000 (AU$28,900) a year to clean his dwelling in the nude and then perform oral sex on him.”

Despite her lack of qualifications, Dr. Gord allegedly encouraged Roy to more actively involve a woman in the firm’s research and operations.

When Mr. Roy fought back, telling his friend that the relationship was unethical and asking him to “stop all contact” with the woman, Dr. Gord allegedly threatened his life if anyone found out about “the true nature of his relationship.”

“Gord then announced that he would come to building 5 with one of his many pistols to “end it all,” the warrant says. “Roy took it as Gord would kill Roy and then himself.”

Mr. Roy tried to fire the woman, but the lawyer told him to wait until her annual review to limit any potential liability. In October 2018, two weeks before he was about to fire her, she quit to take a job at Innovative Scientific Solutions Incorporated (ISSI), Spectral Energies’ archrival.

According to the warrant, Dr. Gord subsequently split the US$250,000 (AU$361,000) research grant normally allocated to Spectral Energies, giving US$150,000 (AU$217,000) to ISSI and only US$100,000 (AU$144 ). , 000) to spectral energies.

Concerned about this behavior, Mr. Roy contacted the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) in 2019, stating that Dr. Gord “engaged in unethical government contract negotiations, reported threats of violence, and regularly offered prostitution during installation and during travel.” in an official US Air Force case.”

When AFOSI investigators raided Dr. Gord’s office, they seized electronic devices, as well as a box of condoms, women’s underwear, and an empty Viagra bottle.

A forensic examination of his phone found correspondence between Dr. Gord and 27 sex workers in different cities, many of whom were “foreigners from countries considered dangerous to US national security,” the warrant says.

Emails found on his government account allegedly showed Dr. Gord coaching a woman on creating a believable “backstory” and refer to meetings during which he told her about the lab “and how to interact with scientists,” according to the warrant. .

Dr. Gord had not been charged with any charges at the time of his death in September 2021.

The warrant, unsealed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, requires access to Dr. Gord’s and a woman’s email accounts to prove false, fictitious or fraudulent claims, embezzlement/misuse of government property, extortion of officers. or employees of the United States, ethnic intimidation and aggravated threats, reports The Daily Beast.

She is reportedly under investigation for prostitution near military and naval installations, and for making false, fictitious or fraudulent claims.

Originally published as Military scientist tricked a contractor into hiring a prostitute to work at an Air Force base