Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FBI Special Agent Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Embezzling More Than $43,000 in Public Funds

United States Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña Northern District of Texas

FBI Special Agent Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
to Embezzling More Than $43,000 in Public Funds
Oklahoma City, OK — This afternoon, FBI Special Agent Timothy Klotz, 45, of Yukon, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to an Information charging one count of embezzlement of public money, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Klotz faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution. Judge Miles-LaGrange ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set upon completion of that report.
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.

As part of his agreement with the government, Klotz agrees to pay $43,190 in restitution to the FBI prior to sentencing.

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, is in charge of the prosecution.