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ATF Agent Gets 1 Year and 1 Day For Stealing During Drug Raid in Suburban Cleveland

ATF Agent Steven Campbell/u.s. marshals service photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

An ex-ATF agent who got greedy during a drug raid last October was sentenced Wednesday in Cleveland to one year and one day in prison for stealing more than $40,000, WEWS 5 tv reported.

Steven Campbell, 32, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. Campbell was accused of hiding $46,785 in cash that he was stuffing his pocket when he was confronted by other agents at the raid.

According to a court affidavit by Nicholas Candela, a special agent with the Justice Department Inspector General, on Oct. 18, ATF agent Campbell was part of a task force that raided a home in Lyndhurt, Ohio shortly after 7 a.m.

Agents confronted the drug suspect, who after being read his Miranda Warning, confessed that he had a couple pounds of marijuana in a blue bag in the garage and between $45,000 and $50,000 under a dresser.

Campbell went upstairs along with at least one DEA agent. A plastic bag full of cash was found under the dresser.

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Fed Agents Misbehavin in 2010

ATF Agent Steven Campbell/u.s. marshals service photo

By Allan Lengel
For AOL News

WASHINGTON — Thousands of federal law enforcement agents work their tails off to put crooks behind bars. But on occasion, some of the very same folks who carry a gun and a badge and slap the cuffs on the bad guys end up stepping over the line. Way over the line.

AOL News thought it was worth looking back at some of the more notable of these incidents from 2010:

Loose Cash: Steven Campbell, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, could have at least waited until no one was looking. But no. In October, Campbell caught the attention of some agents during a drug raid at a suburban Cleveland home. Why? Agents say they saw him stuffing his pants full of cash. When confronted, he allegedly told agents to get a search warrant. While they sat him down and cuffed him, bundles of cash started falling out of his pants, according to court records.

Temper, Temper: Dallas FBI agent Carlos Ortiz let his temper get the best of him. He pleaded guilty Dec. 15 to charges that he plotted to kill his estranged wife, an FBI analyst and his boss. Earlier in the year, Ortiz was placed on leave after his wife accused him of domestic violence. Then in August he was fired after investigators learned that he had called a friend about buying a sniper-type rifle and talked about killing his wife and his boss, Robert Casey Jr. The friend, a former law enforcement type, called the FBI.

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Cleveland ATF Agent Expected to Plead Guilty to Stealing Money During Drug Raid


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A 32-year-old ATF agent is expected to plead guilty later this month in federal court to stuffing his pockets with cash during an Oct. 18 drug raid in suburban Cleveland, court records show.

Agent Steven Campbell is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Cleveland to a federal  theft charge on Dec. 22.

According to a court affidavit by Nicholas Candela, a special agent with the Justice Department Inspector General, on Oct. 18, ATF agent Campbell was part of a task force that raided a home in Lyndhurt, Ohio shortly after 7 a.m.

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Ohio ATF Agent Charged With Stuffing Pockets With Cash During Drug Raid

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A 32-year-old ATF agent has been charged with stuffing his pockets with drug money during a multi-agency raid in a Cleveland suburb, court records show.

Steven Campbell of Cleveland was arraigned Monday on theft charges in Cleveland in U.S. District Court and released. A Nov. 5 hearing has been set.

According to a court affidavit by Nicholas Candela, a special agent with the Justice Department Inspector General, on Oct. 18, ATF agent Campbell was part of a task force that raided a home in Lyndhurt, Ohio shortly after 7 a.m.

Agents confronted the drug suspect, who after being read his Miranda Warning, confessed that he had a couple pounds of marijuana in a blue bag in the garage and between $45,000 and $50,000 under a dresser.

Campbell went upstairs along with at least one DEA agent.  A plastic bag  full of cash was found under  the dresser.

While agents searched the house, the affidavit said, Campbell “remained near the corner of the room where the nightstand and the bag containing the money was located.”

One agent observed Campbell leaning over the nightstand toward the bag “with his right hand” and saw the “right hand go into his right side pants cargo pocket.”

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