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FBI Agent with the Los Angeles Gang Unit Stole Drug Money To Splurge on Plastic Surgery, Cars and Vegas Vacation

June 5, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
FBI Agent with the Los Angeles Gang Unit Stole Drug Money To Splurge on Plastic Surgery, Cars and Vegas Vacation

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An FBI special agent with the anti-gang task force is accused of robbing $100,000 of drug money seized in raids on drug dealers in the Inland and Los Angeles regions.

Scott Bowman, 44, of Moreno Valley, California, allegedly misappropriated drug proceeds seized in June and August 2014 during the execution of search warrants, the department said in a statement.

The money had been put in Bowman’s custody and he falsified records to cover up his theft, it said. Bowman spent about $71,000 in cash to buy two cars and another $27,000 to outfit them with speakers, new rims and tires, the statement said.

He also used about $15,000 on plastic surgery for his wife and spent $11,000 for a weekend at a Las Vegas Hotel with his girlfriend, according to the indictment.

Bowman was charged on Wednesday in the U.S District Court for the Central District of California with 10 counts, including conversion of property, obstruction of justice and money-laundering.

Bowman was an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2005 to 2015. Information on an attorney for him was not immediately available.

David Bowdich, FBI assistant director in Los Angeles, said in an emailed statement that the FBI “took immediate steps to address the matter” when they received the allegations against Bowman. “FBI personnel are held to the highest standards, and misconduct of any kind is taken seriously, up to and including the potential for criminal charges.”

In the San Bernardino case, Bowman falsified an FBI accounting form and emailed an unidentified San Bernardino police detective in the task force “a false cover story” about the cash being mixed in together with cash from another seizure, in case the detective was asked to explain any discrepancies in the money Bowman turned in, the indictment said.

 

 

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