Ex-Philadlephia Navy Yard worker to serve 6 months for lying to FBI

Federal authorities said Fred C. Arena lied on his application for a national security clearance.

  • The Associated Press

(Philadelphia) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Philadelphia Navy Yard worker to six months in prison for lying to the FBI about his ties to a white nationalist group in order to obtain security clearance.

Federal authorities said Fred C. Arena lied on his application for a national security clearance and then to FBI agents who later questioned him about his association with the group Vanguard America.

Arena pleaded guilty to five charges of providing false information in December.

He told the court Thursday that he was no longer affiliated with white nationalist groups.

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