A 69-year-old former Oklahoma police officer was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for training clients to successfully cheat on lie detector tests.
Douglas Williams pleaded guilty in May to five counts (PDF) of obstruction of justice and mail fraud in connection to his now-defunct polygraph.com website and consulting business. According to an indictment, Williams instructed customers how to beat lie detector tests given during national security, federal, state, and local employment suitability assessments and for internal federal investigations.
On a YouTube video, Williams tells potential customers that “I can teach you how to pass, nervous or not, no matter what.” He also says, “Remember, failing to prepare is simply preparing to fail.”
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