A Knoxville man was sentenced Tuesday for his convictions involving wire fraud, false claims, and making a false statement against his former employer, the U.S. Department of Energy, federal authorities said.
Henry M. Love II, 51, will serve seven months in federal prison followed by six months home detention, according to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Nancy Stallard Harr of the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville. Love was also ordered to pay $40,111.95 in restitution to DOE.
After an August 2016 jury trial, Love was convicted of 11 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of false claims, and one count of making a false statement, the press release said.
“While employed as a program specialist with DOE, Love submitted falsified time sheets to his supervisor in New Mexico,” the press release said. “Additionally, he falsified records and made a false statement about an on-the-job injury. Records submitted during the trial showed that Love was not even present in the office on the day his injury was alleged to have occurred.”
DOE investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cynthia Davidson and Jennifer Kolman represented the United States.