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Recent Favorable Decisions
Security Clearance Victory from Written Response
December 19, 2016
Guideline B: Foreign Influence – India
Tobacco, New Jersey
The Edmunds Law Firm , the leading provider of national security clearance representation, received written Notification from DOHA that the gov’t withdrew its opposition to the security application of our client based upon written information provided by the Firm. The letter went on to state:
“Your client will be granted a security clearance at the level requested. Please allow 3-5 business days for the system to be updated to reflect the new status.”
In this case the client had allegations of Guideline B – Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference. The country involved was India. The applicant had father, brother, mother-in-law, father-in law, and aunt all in India. Once again the gov’t chose not to proceed to Hearing against Attorney Alan Edmunds and chose to grant the security clearance after an initial denial. Alan Edmunds record of success is made public on the DOHA site. Nationally he appears before the DOHA Administrative Judges at a number that exceeds other attorneys in the country.
Clearance Granted Before Trial
December 15, 2016
Guidelines B (Foreign Influence – Citizen Of Iraq)
The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice that the gov’t granted our clients Security Clearance based on our written Response to SOR. The case was being set for a formal Hearing and the gov’t withdrew its objection. This is the 4th time this month the gov’t has chosen not to go to trial against Attorney Alan Edmunds.
Our client had relatives in Iraq, including her mother, sister and brother. The gov’t said her ties to Iraq created a security concern. Attorney Alan Edmunds filed a very lengthy Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief.
October 11, 2016
Guidelines B (Foreign Influence), D (Sexual Behavior), K (Handling Protected Information)
An Active Duty Navy Petty Officer Second Class received a Statement of Reasons for Foreign Influence, Sexual Behavior, and Handling Protected Information Guidelines. Applicant had a relationship with a Foreign National while holding a security clearance. Additionally, the Government had allegations that Applicant was providing Force Protection information to his Foreign National Girlfriend. Applicant contacted The Edmunds Law Firm for help in responding to the Governments allegations. This case was unique as Applicant was in the Navy Submarine Force and was reassigned to a temporary shore unit while going through this adjudication process. Applicant was being processed for Administrative Separation for not maintaining a security clearance. The Edmunds Law Firm responded to each allegation listed in the Statement of Reasons, with a professionally written response with numerous exhibits that supported the Applicant’s response. DODCAF made a favorable decision for Applicant to maintain his security clearance. As a result, Administrative Separation processing was stopped, and this Second Class Petty Officer was able to continue with his Navy career.
Department of Hearing And Appeals (DOHA) Hearing
GUIDELINES E and F (Personal Conduct & Financial Considerations)
August 18, 2016
San Diego, California
A Contractor working as an Electrical Engineer for the U.S. Government received a Statement of Reasons for Financial issues and Personal Conduct issues. The financial debt total was over $170,000.00. The Personal Conduct Issue was falsifying the e-QIP, by failing to disclose debt. The Applicant requested a Hearing in front of an Administrative Judge. At the hearing, Mr. Edmunds presented numerous exhibits and mitigating documents which were crucial to the case. As a result, the Contractor received a favorable Security Clearance Determination. The knowledge and experience of Mr. Edmunds and his staff were crucial in providing the mitigating documents that were necessary to win this case. The Edmunds Law Firm saved this Contractor’s Security Clearance, and most importantly, the Contractor’s career was saved thanks to Mr. Edmunds and his professional staff.
Written Response to SOR
May 19, 2016
Guideline B – Foreign Influence
The Edmunds Law Firm received a favorable decision on a national security clearance case involving Guideline B – Foreign Influence! This victory for our client was achieved through a written Response to the SOR! Attorney Ryan C. Nerney wrote the Response to the SOR that alleged our client was not trustworthy because he had family contacts in Afghanistan! Attorney Nerney was able to present strong mitigation through various arguments to reduce the government’s concerns. Attorney Nerney filed evidence and statements that mitigated the concerns in the SOR and the clearance was granted without the time and expense of a formal Hearing.
April 21, 2016
Guidelines B (Foreign Influence) and Guideline C (Foreign Preference)
Durham, North Carolina
A Statement of Reasons was issued to a Government Contractor by the Department of Defense, Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DODCAF) for Foreign Influence and Foreign Preference. This Government Contractor requested a Hearing in front of an Administrative Judge, and the case was heard in December 2015. Mr. Alan Edmunds represented this client, and provided evidence and testimony to the Judge at the hearing. With the experience and knowledge of Mr. Edmunds, and the support of his staff, this case was in favor of the client. As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated. This Government Contractor’s security clearance was granted and most importantly, was able to continue with his career working for the Government.
April 8, 2016
Guidelines E and K.
Caldwell, New Jersey
A Government Contractor received a Statement of Reasons for Personal Conduct and Handling Protected Information. The case was assigned to an Administrative Judge for a hearing. Mr. Edmunds represented this client, and provided evidence and testimony to the Judge at the hearing. As a result, the Government’s concerns were mitigated. This Government Contractor was able to maintain his security clearance and continue with his job.
DODCAF (Written Response)
Guideline F – 25 allegations
A Federal Employee received a Statement of Reasons for Financial Allegations (Tax Lien’s, Unpaid Taxes, Collection Accounts Unpaid) and Foreign Influence (Working for a foreign family (Saudi Arabia). Mr. Edmunds and his staff responded the allegations listed in the Statement of Reasons through a professionally written response. After the Response was submitted and received by DODCAF, notification was received by The Edmunds Law Firm from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals that stated: “due to the additional information provided regarding the allegations listed in the Statement of Reasons, the Government Withdraws the Statement of Reasons, and the Security Clearance is granted.” Another example of the professional services provided by The Edmunds Law Firm.
DODCAF – Response to Statement of Reasons
Citrus Heights, California
GUIDELINES E and F (Personal Conduct & Financial Considerations)
February 10, 2016
A Contractor working as an Auditor for the U.S. Government received a Statement of Reasons for Financial issues and Personal Conduct issues. The Statement of Reasons had over 15 allegations of Financial debt and Personal Conduct issues. The Financial debt total was over $40,000.00. The Personal Conduct issue was failure to address debt in the SF-86. Mr. Edmunds and his staff prepared a professionally written response to the Governments allegations. As a result of this written response, the Contractor received a favorable Security Clearance Determination.
DEPARTMENT OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS (DOHA Hearing)
Guidelines E and H
A Systems Engineer working as a Government Contractor for the Department of Defense, received a Statement of Reasons for Drug Involvement, and Personal Conduct. The Personal Conduct allegation was due to falsifying a Government document (SF-86). Mr. Alan Edmunds represented the Contractor at his hearing, and through testimony and the submission of exhibits, Mr. Edmunds was able to mitigate the Government’s concerns. As a result, the Judge issued a favorable decision. Once again, another career saved by Mr. Edmunds and his staff.
Written Response To SOR
September, 2015 – Wantage, New Jersey
Guideline E – Personal Conduct
The Edmunds Law Firm received Notice of another favorable decision in a National Security Clearance case following a written submission to a Statement of Reasons commonly referred to as an SOR. The case involved a client who refused to sign a medical release form and was subsequently fired from his job. Edmunds Law Firm filed a Written Response to SOR with exhibits and a legal brief. The arguments that were presented mitigated all of the government concerns and our client was granted his security clearance without a formal hearing.
Department of the Navy: Response to Statement of Reasons
Applicant, an honorably discharged Navy veteran and loyal United States Citizen, was issued a Statement of Reasons due to serious financial considerations including bankruptcy, past due payments, collections and judgments totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. The Edmunds Law Firm, through a written response to the Statement of Reasons, mitigated the government’s concerns with Applicant’s financial considerations by proving the financial debts were caused by circumstances outside Applicant’s control. The favorable decision resulted in the Applicant’s security clearance being reinstated.
DOHA: Reapplication Brief
Guidelines D and E
Applicant was issued a Statement of Reasons for government’s concerns regarding his sexual behavior and personal conduct. For six years, Applicant viewed adult pornographic material on government computers while working for a government agency. When Applicant’s security clearance revocation was upheld after a hearing, attorney Alan Edmunds of the Edmund’s Law Firm successfully mitigated the government’s concerns in a reapplication brief. The favorable decision provided Applicant with Top Secret security clearance eligibility.