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Woodbridge Man Admits He Lied About His DEA Job Application


Township of Woodbridge

A Woodbridge man today admitted to lying about his educational background in his Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) job application, Acting Prosecutor Rachael A. Honig said.

Federal officials said Mr. Gulshan Manko, 37, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference to United States Chief District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in a report accusing him for making false statements to federal agents.

According to the documents filed in this case and the statements made in court:

Manko submitted an application, called Form SF-86, for employment as a federal agent with the DEA. Manko submitted fictitious transcripts from two higher education institutions located in New Jersey and said he graduated from both institutions. Manko made these statements in his job application knowing they were false in an attempt to get a job with the DEA.

The misrepresentation count to which Manko pleaded guilty carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $ 250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2022.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited the Special Agents of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Thomas Mahoney, and the Special Agents of the DEA, under the direction of the Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson in Newark with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant United States Attorney Ray Mateo of the Opioid Abuse Prevention and Suppression Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office in Newark.


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