A former FBI accused of stealing more than $126,000 in cash seized during drug investigations pleaded guilty Monday.
The Los Angeles Times reports that former special agent Scott M. Bowman admitted he stole cash to fund a lavish lifestyle that included plastic surgery and cars.
Bowman, 45, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, falsification of records, conversion of property by a federal employee and witness tampering.
“As Mr. Bowman takes responsibility for his actions by pleading guilty, the public should be reminded that FBI personnel are held to the highest standards and misconduct of any kind is taken very seriously,” said James Struyk, acting assistant director in charge of the FBI’s field office in Los Angeles.
Bowman was an FBI agent since 2005 and was a member of an anti-gang task force in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.