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Former ATF Special Agent Arrested and Pleaded Guilty to Structuring within a Domestic Financial Institution


On September 14, 2021, a former ATF Special Agent previously assigned to the Omaha, Nebraska Field Office was arrested following an Information and pleaded guilty to one count of structuring within a domestic financial institution.  Paul White pleaded guilty in the District of Nebraska.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, in or about 2016 White began selling military memorabilia, firearms, and other items and stored the cash proceeds in a safe within his ATF office.  On or about November 1, 2017, White filed legal papers to divorce his wife and did not disclose the cash proceeds at any time during the divorce proceedings.  In or about 2018, after the divorce was finalized, White began to deposit the cash proceeds in two domestic financial institutions.  From in or about October 2018 through in or about February 2019, White deposited a total of $99,900 via 23 separate bank transactions and purposely structured the deposits with the intent to evade the required reporting requirements.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Denver Field Office with forensic assistance provided by the OIG’s Cyber Investigations Office.

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