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.”