WPAFB engineer who lied about ‘romantic liaisons’ sentenced

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 11:07 AM


            A Wright-Patterson aeronautical engineer was sentenced after pleading guilty to making false statements on a national security job questionnaire.
A Wright-Patterson aeronautical engineer was sentenced after pleading guilty to making false statements on a national security job questionnaire.

A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base aeronautical engineer who falsely filled out a national security questionnaire regarding romantic liaisons with a foreign national was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

Michael Volf Ol, who told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rose that he was “remorseful,” received probation and was ordered not to violate any laws or have any weapons.

Rose said Ol’s false statements were “a serious offense” but that since Ol had no criminal history, “either you just went to the dark side or it’s a blip on the radar.”

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Ol’s attorneys and prosecutors agreed to a plea in which one of two counts was dismissed.

The document said Ol has been employed as a civilian servant/aeronautical engineer since 1993, lied on a Dec. 22, 2014 Questionnaire for National Security Positions.

A question on the 127-page questionnaire asked if Ol had any close or continuing contact with a foreign national within the previous seven years with whom either he, his spouse or cohabitant were bound by affection, influence, common interests and/or obligations. He denied any such connection, the indictment showed.

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The indictment said that statement was false because Ol “knew he had a romantic liaison with a foreign national” known to the grand jury as “E.K.” on various dates between Oct. 14-21 near the resort town of Biarritz, France, and from Dec. 17-26 in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Virginia.

The indictment said Ol denied that he had any relationship with a foreign national, which the indictment said was false since he “engaged in a romantic liaison” known as “K.S.” near Tallinn, Estonia, from April 23-May 2, 2016.

The statement of facts indicated both trips were for Air Force sponsored business.

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Wright-Patterson officials have declined to provide information regarding Ol, who is identified in a July 2004 edition of Signal magazine as an aerospace engineer working on unmanned aerial vehicles.

Ol said Wednesday in Dayton’s U.S. District Court that he was “hopeful to serve” the United States in some capacity.

In sentencing Ol to probation, Rose said, “I’m going to assume that you have learned a lesson here.”

U.S. marshal killed, officer wounded while serving warrant in Pennsylvania

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:26 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:32 AM

Multiple police officers were shot Thursday morning in Harrisburg, according to the Dauphin County district attorney. (Photo via WPXI.com)
Multiple police officers were shot Thursday morning in Harrisburg, according to the Dauphin County district attorney. (Photo via WPXI.com)

A deputy U.S. marshal was killed and a police officer was injured Thursday morning when authorities said they were shot while serving a search warrant, according to multiple reports.

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PennLive.com reported that a deputy U.S. marshal was killed in the shooting, which happened around 6:30 a.m. in Harrisburg.

Montgomery County to launch mental health court docket today

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:55 AM


            Montgomery County Common Pleas Court is adding a mental health court docket.
Montgomery County Common Pleas Court is adding a mental health court docket.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will inaugurate the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s mental health docket today.

The specialty docket will be the fourth such individualized effort, joining the county’s drug treatment, veterans’ and women’s treatment court.

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O’Connor, the state’s first woman chief justice, will deliver the keynote address inaugurating the docket in the courtroom of Judge Gregory Singer.

Neighbors of parents accused of holding 13 kids captive describe family as odd, reclusive

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:12 AM

13 Siblings Held Captive In California "House of Horrors"

Neighbors described the reportedly nightmarish situation at the Turpin home, where parents David and Louise allegedly kept their 13 children shackled to their beds and malnourished, as seeming like a “cult.”

Former neighbors said the children were made to march around for hours in the middle of the night, they told the New York Post.

A man named Mike, who did not want to give his full name and was a neighbor of the Turpins when they lived in Murrieta, California, told the Post, “I thought they were like a cult. They would march back and forth on the second story at night. The light would be on the whole time, and they would be marching the kids back and forth.”

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Mike said he would arrive home late from his job at a hospital and see the children marching through the upstairs rooms of the Turpin home between midnight and 3 a.m.

David and Louis Turpin were arrested Sunday in their Perris, California, home after one of their daughters called police for help, saying she had managed to escape the house with a cellphone. When police arrived, they reportedly found the siblings, ages 2 to 29, living in squalor and looking very thin, with several of the kids shackled to furniture.

Mike said his wife, Myrna, called the family “clones,” saying the Turpins all spoke “robotically, in a monotone and at the same” time during the few occasions on which Myrna interacted with them at a local grocer.

However, Mike told the Post that he and Myrna never called the police because they didn’t see anything that suggested they needed to. They just thought the parents were a bit odd.

Mike, as well former neighbors from when the Turpins owned a farm in Rio Vista, Texas — which the family left due to foreclosure — remarked on the amount of trash that the family accumulated.

“I ended up calling the police because of the trash and everything that was left there,” said former Texas neighbor Randy McClain. “There was a brand new pickup truck covered in [trash] — a whole truck bed full and overflowing to the ground with trash: diapers, Spam cans, potted meat cans, just overflowing.”

The Daily Mail got access to the Turpin’s Perris backyard and found a Disney-themed fountain situated in a messy yard in which “piles of metal pipes could be seen strewn around, along with a rusty set of metal garden furniture and some diaper boxes.”

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Through the screen door, the Daily Mail spied piles of clutter, including what appear to be stacked books, within the house.

Neighbor Leticia Gomez, 45, who lives directly behind the Turpin home, told the Daily Mail that she wasn’t aware there were any kids in the house. She described the Turpins’ garden as unkempt and “scruffy.”

Another neighbor, Andria Valdez, said she did know there were children living in the home and that she had seen them before. She joked that the Turpins reminded her of the vampire family in the “Twilight” books and movies, because they were “really, really pale” and “only came out at night.”

Report of person down prompts police investigation in Trotwood

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:36 AM

Police respond to report of 'person down' in Trotwood

Police are investigating after they were called to reports of a person down in Trotwood early Thursday.

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Officers were dispatched to the area of Free Pike and Hermosa Drive around 2 a.m. 

As of 4 a.m., police remain on scene.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.