OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A former police officer who started a polygraph company has been indicted in federal court on mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges for instructing customers on how to cheat on lie-detector tests.
The 69-year-old former Oklahoma City cop, Doug Williams, charged customers thousands of dollars to tutor them on how to fake out lie-detector tests when answering questions on criminal background and experience as part of a process to obtain lucrative government employment, including security work or clearances, court documents charge. He also allegedly helped people questioned in internal federal agency investigations.
Williams aimed to "defraud the United States, and to obtain and maintain positions of federal employment for Williams' customers for which they did not qualify ... through materially false and fraudulent statements and representations," stated the five-count indictment.
On a video on his business web site, Williams tells potential customers: "I can teach you how to pass, nervous or not, no matter what." He also says, "Remember, failing to prepare is simply preparing to fail."
Williams boasted to an undercover investigator, according to the indictment, that he had coached a number of FBI, Secret Service and National Security Agency agents who had already retired. "I know what I'm doing, and you will pass with no problem," the indictment quotes him as saying.