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Former DEA Special Agent Sentenced for False Statements


On August 31, 2022, a former DEA Special Agent previously assigned to the El Paso Division was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,500 fine for one count of false statements.  Dominic Morales was sentenced in the Western District of Texas.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, on or about October 30, 2020, Morales knowingly made a materially false statement when he submitted an unauthorized deconfliction query using fictitious information to the West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area’s Investigative Support Center.  The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s El Paso Area Office and the FBI with forensic assistance provided by the OIG’s Cyber Investigations Office. 

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