Two local men were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Charleston, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Wednesday.
The grand jury returned indictments against David E. Morris, 53, of Charleston and Brian Robert Dannible, 44, of Summerville, Nettles said.
He said Morris was charged in a seven-count indictment with theft of government property, specifically Navy Workers' Compensation Benefits. Morris could get 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both, on each count.
The case was investigated by the Department of Labor-Office of Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Dean H. Secor of the Charleston office for prosecution.
Dannible, an officer with customs and border protection, was indicted for improperly using his computer to access a Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection computer.
Dannible is accused of exceeding his authorized computer access by accessing information about individuals not pertinent to his employment.
He was also indicted for not disclosing the activity during two background investigations, Nettles said.
The offenses carry a maximum of one year and five years imprisonment, respectively.
The case was investigated by agents of Customs and Border Protection Internal Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Williams of the Charleston office is prosecuting the case.