Woodbridge man jailed for lying on federal job application

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A Woodbridge man was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday for lying when he applied to be an agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Gulshan Manko, 37, of Woodbridge, pleaded guilty on August 30, 2021 to one count of making false statements to federal agents. He also pleaded guilty on September 11, 2019 to an indictment charging him with making false statements in a separate case.

Prosecutors say Manko submitted an application, called Form SF-86, for employment as a federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Manko submitted fictitious academic transcripts from two colleges located in New Jersey and stated that he graduated from both colleges.

In the previous case, Manko made false statements during a criminal investigation, including falsely claiming that he shredded a government ID card.

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