A federal jury in Nashville on Thursday convicted an FBI agent on 15 counts of wire fraud and three counts of bankruptcy fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Agent Darin Lee McAllister, 44, of Brentwood, Tenn., who is married to a Christian gospel singer, was indicted in May on the multiple count indictment. The jury failed to reach a verdict on a bank fraud charge.
Authorities charged that McAllister devised a scheme to defraud SunTrust Mortgage Co., Inc., in the purchase of rental properties totaling $1.25 million in May and July 2006. Additionally, he devised a scheme to defraud the SunTrust Bank to obtain a $100,000 line of credit, and made three false statements in connection with his subsequent bankruptcy petition in July 2009.
The Nashville City Paper reported in May that the indictment alleged that McAllister falsely claimed he was president of Judah Music and DOJ Productions and earned $500,000 annually. His wife Judith Christie McAllister — a Christian gospel singer – is president and founder of Judah Music.
“The result in this case shows that no one is above the law. The actions of this federal law enforcement officer should not tarnish the good reputation of the FBI or the many fine men and women in federal law enforcement,” said Nashville U.S. Attorney Bill Killian.
The case was investigated by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee’s Offices in Chattanooga and Nashville.