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Report: FBI Agent Received Illegal $250K No-Show Job

'The agent retired from the FBI before he could be compelled to sit for an interview with OIG investigators...'

(Ken Silva, Headline USA) As FBI whistleblowers struggle to pay for groceries, a new report shows that a corrupt agent allegedly received nearly $250,000 for hours he did not work.

The report dropped Thursday from The Messenger, which obtained a DOJ Inspector General report about the no-show job via the Freedom of Information Act. According to report, the document shows that the unidentified agent allegedly committed the $246,819 fraud by not showing up to work for about half of all the hours he claimed over more than three years.

The agent retired from the FBI before he could be compelled to sit for an interview with OIG investigators,” The Messenger reported.

“The heavily redacted OIG report indicates that the watchdog’s investigation—completed in November 2021—was conducted by its Houston outpost, but the FBI field office and the name of the supervisory special agent are not listed.”

The FBI declined to comment about the matter. Mike Zummer, a former agent who now heads the non-governmental watchdog group Accountability FBI, reportedly blasted the bureau for failing to bring the fraudster agent to justice.

“Approximately $246,000 of payroll fraud in just over three years—with the employee only working about half of his paid hours—is egregious,” Zummer told The Messenger.

“Considering I worked a case on a police officer who was prosecuted for fraudulently claiming approximately $20,000 of overtime in a two-year period, it raises the question of why this supervisor wasn’t prosecuted.”

Meanwhile, FBI whistleblowers are facing heavy retaliation from their bosses for disclosing information about the bureau’s corruption.

Several of them testified Thursday at a House Weaponization Subcommittee hearing, telling the public about how they’ve been suspended and have had their security clearances—making it tough to support their families. Suspended agent Garrett O’Boyle said he other agents should think twice before following his path.

“I would advise them not to do it … The FBI will crush you. This government will crush you and your family if you try to expose the truth about things they are doing that are wrong,” he told the committee. “We are all examples of that.”

Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.

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