An Indiana Little League coach who trained several people to beat polygraph tests is going to federal prison. Thirty-four-year-old Chad Dixon provided training to several applicants for federal jobs, including jobs in the intelligence community.

According to the government, “Dixon taught physical and mental polygraph countermeasures” that could produce truthful results “even if you are flat out lying.” He advertised on the Internet and offered private training sessions from $1,000 to $2,000 plus travel expenses. It’s a case that even the judge acknowledged is in a “gray area” between Dixon’s First Amendment right to talk about polygraph techniques and the crime of teaching someone to lie while undergoing a government polygraph. “There’s nothing unlawful about maybe 95 percent of the business he conducted,” said the sentencing judge, according to a McClatchy report.     

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