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Federal Agent in Houston Charged with Theft and False Statements: Faces Possible 10-Year Prison Term

In a recent development, a 36-year-old federal agent from Houston, Nicholas Anthony Williams, has been charged with theft of personal and government property and providing false statements. The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Williams, an FBI special agent in the Houston Field Office since 2019, served in both the criminal violent gang and counterterrorism squads, as per the indictment returned on Jan. 31. The charges allege that between March 2022 and July 2023, Williams took money or property from multiple residences while executing search warrants as an FBI special agent and converted the money or property for personal use.

The indictment also states that Williams stole multiple cell phones, property of the FBI, and provided false statements concerning several fraudulent charges on his government-issued credit card.

Nicholas Anthony Williams is set to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christina Bryan at 2 p.m. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. The Department of Justice Office of Inspector General is conducting the investigation into these charges.

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