Former NASA Chief Of Staff Indicted

Former NASA official accused of steering funds to consulting client, CNN

"Courtney Stadd, 54, a former NASA chief of staff and White House liaison, is facing charges of making false statements and committing acts affecting a personal financial interest. When Stadd left NASA, he founded a management consulting firm called Capitol Solutions that specialized in providing services for clients in aerospace-related industries. One of those clients was Mississippi State University's GeoResources Institute. According to the indictment, in 2005, Stadd helped steer NASA funds from an earth science appropriation to his client."

Former NASA Official Charged in Scheme to Steer "Earmarked" NASA Funds to Consulting Client

"An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty."

Text of full indictment

Editor's note: Let me reiterate: "An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty."

"Presumed innocent" is the operative concept.

Editor's update: Courtney Stadd has posted a comment.

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