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Federal employee appeals MSPB decision.  A former immigration officer with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Jane Sphatt was removed from her position in April 2019. The agency alleged Jane Sphatt engaged in misuse of government position and credentials, lack of candor, and unauthorized use of a government database.

The USCIS discovered Sphatt used her government position in an attempt to influence an immigration matter. The matter involved her close friend’s wife, who was seeking a green card. Sphatt submitted an affidavit attesting to the legitimacy of the marriage and included her government credentials. The internal investigation into the matter uncovered inconsistencies in Sphatt’s employment paperwork. It also uncovered several occasions in which Sphatt used a government system to look up information about private individuals. The USCIS removed Sphatt in April of 2019 and Sphatt appealed to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB upheld the removal.  Sphatt appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which affirmed the MSPB decision.

Sphatt v. Dep’t of Homeland Securityhttp://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1451.OPINION.4-7-2021_1759860.pdf

Attorney Kirk Angel represents federal employees before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB process is complex. Federal employees need an experienced MSPB attorney. Please reach out to Mr. Angel soon. Your time may be running out! https://theangellawfirm.com/federal-employees