According to an article in Thursday’s Virginian Pilot, former NASA worker Steven Kremer will avoid prison time after he was convicted of accepting $18,000 worth of kickbacks to steer work to a government contractor and stole an additional $19,000 in federal money. Kremer accepted the free use of a beach house in Cape Charles from one of the government contractors.
Kremer’s defense attorney argued that Kremer’s family would be unable to handle his incarceration. One of his daughters is autistic and the other is battling depression.
Prosecutors argued that Kremer should be sentenced to at least two years and three months in Federal Prison.
Federal District Judge Henry C. Morgan Jr. sentenced Kremer to three years probation including one year of house arrest. Kremer can leave home for work, church, medical care and anything else his probation officer approves.
Kremer, who lived in Snow Hill, worked at Wallops for 30 years and rose through the ranks becoming chief of the Range and Mission Management office.
Source: Virginian Pilot, Thursday 5/9/2019