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Md. man will be jailed for falsifying Metro timesheets

Monday - 6/4/2012, 3:26pm  ET

Darci Marchese, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - A Bowie man will go to jail for up to a year for falsifying timesheets for some Metro workers.

Alfred Atanga, 52, was sentenced to nine months in jail with five years supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay more than $9,000 in restitution for his role in schemes that cost WMATA more than $24,000.

Angela Alsobrooks, the state's attorney for Prince George's County says Atanga allowed three Metro workers to collect overtime and double time that they did not actually earn.

"Mr. Atanga was given the responsibility of managing WMATA resources and he abused his position in an attempt to gain favor with those who benefitted from his actions," Alsobrooks writes in a news release. "We are pleased that he has been held accountable for his crimes."

The three employees that benefited from the scheme have been fired. WMATA was able to recover the remainder of the funds by withholding their leave payouts.

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