Ex-FBI agent sentenced for playing away authorities money in Las Vegas

A former FBI agent was sentenced to a few months in federal custody this week for playing away greater than $13,000 in authorities cash throughout an undercover operation in Las Vegas.

Scott Carpenter, a former particular agent with the FBI’s New York Metropolis subject workplace, pleaded responsible in February to conversion of presidency cash.

Though each the prosecution and protection argued for probation, he was sentenced Wednesday to a few months in federal custody, which shall be served in both jail or house confinement pending a decide’s determination, the Las Vegas Overview-Journal reported.

The cost stems from an undercover operation Carpenter led in the summertime of 2017, based on court docket data.

Carpenter and three different brokers traveled to Las Vegas with $135,000 in authorities money for use for the sting’s bribe funds and incidental bills.

The brokers performed an operation at a resort cabana and afterward went to the Bellagio Resort and On line casino for his or her final night time collectively, based on court docket data. Earlier than leaving the resort room, Carpenter took $10,000 of presidency cash from a resort protected.

The brokers went to the resort’s excessive curler room, the place Carpenter purchased $10,000 in chips. He performed blackjack for a number of hours and misplaced all $10,000.

“He then pressed [another] undercover agent to give him additional money belonging to the United States the undercover agent had brought with him from the suite,” based on the plea settlement. “Carpenter then gambled away that money as well.”

In accordance with Bellagio data, Carpenter misplaced $13,500 over two to a few hours, with a mean wager measurement of $721.

“Even though Carpenter had been drinking on Saturday at the cabana and at the Bellagio while gambling, he knew that he was gambling with money belonging to the United States,” the plea settlement learn. “As an FBI agent and the lead case agent for the investigation, Carpenter occupied a position of trust that he abused in a manner that allowed him to convert the government money.”