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Update: Former NASA Commercial Crew Director Mango Pleads Guilty to Federal Felony

By Keith Cowing
November 22, 2013
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Keith’s update: This court document (actually it is two documents) contains the details of what Ed Mango’s case is all about including his plea agreement.
Former head of NASA’s Commercial Crew program faces federal charge, Florida Today
“After stepping down last month as the head of NASAs Commercial Crew Program, Ed Mango has pleaded guilty to a federal felony charge that he improperly intervened to help a colleague to whom he had loaned money. Mango loaned undisclosed amounts starting in October 2012 to the colleague identified in court records as C.T. including funds to hire a lawyer after her arrest last December, according to a plea agreement signed Nov. 13 and filed this week in the U.S. District Court in Orlando.”
KSC leader of manned spaceflight pleads guilty to federal felony, Florida Today
“Court records identify the employee as a single mother with the initials “C.T.,” and in one instance as “Thomas.” FLORIDA TODAY reported last December that Candrea Thomas, a NASA public affairs officer who served as a spokeswoman for the Commercial Crew Program and worked closely with Mango, was arrested at her office at the KSC Press Site on felony charges of forging public records. NASA confirmed that Thomas was the only employee who performed work with the Commercial Crew Program who was arrested at KSC that month.”
NASA employee at KSC arrested on forgery charges, ClickOrlando (2012)
“A NASA employee, who works at Kennedy Space Center, was arrested on forgery charges on Thursday 38-year-old Candrea Thomas, an employee in the Public Affairs department at the Kennedy Space Center, has been booked into the Brevard County jail, according to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.”
Management Changes at Commercial Crew Program (Update), earlier post

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