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Man Gets 8 Months for Teaching Child Molesters and Others to Lie

Man says actions were "one of the largest regrets of my life, bar none."

Chad Dixon was sentenced Friday.
Chad Dixon was sentenced Friday.
An Indiana man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for teaching sex offenders and people applying for law-enforcement jobs how to cheat on lie-detector tests.

Chad Dixon, 34, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, The Washington Post reported. Prosecutors had asked the Judge Liam O'Grady to lock him up for at least 21 months.

The 100 or so people Dixon was accused of counseling includes convicted sex offenders in the Washington area. He was arrested after he counseled undercover agents who told Dixon that they would use his techniques to cheat their tests for Customs and Border Protection jobs.

McClatchy news service reported in July that Dixon’s case was part of a broader federal effort to discourage possible criminals and spies from getting government jobs using "polygraph countermeasures." 

Dixon, an electrical worker, told O’Grady he wished he could “turn back the hands of time,” the Post reported.

“Definitely one of the largest regrets of my life, bar none,” Dixon said. “If I could take it back, I would.”

henry eroh September 07, 2013 at 10:03 PM
tea he regrets now that he got caught and is facing bending over with his pants down- people are so stupid and SICK
dave September 07, 2013 at 10:17 PM
So this guy went to jail for telling people how to fake out a lie detector test? Something Penn and Teller revealed to all of America on their cable show? Wake Up!!! As a hospital biomedical technician I can assure you that a polygraph is a psychological tool. It has no ability to determine truthfullness.
gjc September 08, 2013 at 05:10 AM
I can see how this would be unethical and downright disgusting but illegal? Why?
Daniel Staggers September 08, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Yes, you can't lie, only the Government can.
Shelly Stow September 08, 2013 at 12:57 PM
This whole thing is a joke. There is no such thing as a "lie detector." It is an emotion detector. It is inadmissible in court because is is universally recognized as unreliable with the outcome totally dependent not only on the emotional responses of the person being tested, which can range from totally controlled to all over the place, but also on the evaluation and interpretation of the examiner. Law enforcement is allowed to "legally lie" when interrogating suspects. Until that is made illegal, this man should not be in prison or even have a conviction against him.
Cindy Halpern September 09, 2013 at 01:34 PM
How do you know his techniques were successful in helping people to beat the lie dtector test? The little I know is that the thing is to stay calm so the body doesn't show a reaction. There are some people who are nervous during a lie detector test, even if they are not lying.
MikeyParks September 09, 2013 at 03:41 PM
What are the charges? Wouldn't that be covered by free speech?
Bree_Zee September 10, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Why is this illegal?

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