A married senior US Air Force scientist accused of tricking a colleague into hiring a ‘really hot’ prostitute to join their top military research team, killed himself when he realized he was about to be exposed.
James Gord, 57, hanged himself with a braided nylon rope in the garage of his home in Beavercreek, Ohio, according to an autopsy report obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.
Gord’s death on September 10 last year came as investigators were closing in on him for persuading colleague Sukesh Roy to hire $400-an-hour sex worker Amanda Savino to a highly sensitive position, even though she could barely use a computer.
Gord worked in the hypersonics directorate in the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. At the time Roy was a contractor whose company Spectral Energies provided laser imaging of turbine engines for the lab.
The two men had known each other for 17 years and had become close friends, FBI agent Jacqueline Horton wrote in an…