Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Former FBI Special Agent Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling More Than $43,000 in Public Funds

December 17, 2012
Oklahoma City, OK — Former FBI Special Agent Timothy Klotz, 45, of Yukon, Oklahoma, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to six months in federal prison to be followed by six months monitored home confinement and a three-year term of supervised release, following his guilty plea in July 2012 to an Information charging one count of embezzlement of public money, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, according to the terms of the plea agreement, Klotz has paid the FBI $43,190 in restitution. Judge Miles-LaGrange ordered that Klotz surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 18, 2013.

According to documents filed in the case, from October 2007 through mid-December 2011, Klotz embezzled a total of $43,190 from a Confidential Human Source (CHS) fund that is used by the FBI to develop information about criminal activities. Klotz submitted 66 false CHS payment receipts on which he forged the signature of at least one of seven special agents of either the FBI or the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

U.S. Attorney Saldaña praised the investigative efforts of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, which led the investigation. The FBI in Oklahoma City discovered the embezzlement during an internal audit and provided valuable assistance in the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Walt M. Junker, from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, serving as a Special Attorney to the U.S. Attorney General, was in charge of the prosecution.

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