A former employee of the agency that safeguards the nation's records has been charged with stealing from the agency over 10 years.
Leslie Charles Waffen, who worked at the National Archives and Records Administration for 40 years, was charged Tuesday with theft of United States property.
A document charging Waffen said officials seized 955 "sound recording items'' from his Rockville home in October 2010, though it does not specify what was taken.
Court documents suggest a plea deal is in the works. A telephone message left Thursday at Waffen's home was not immediately returned, and no attorney was listed in court documents. Theft of government property carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or more.