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Former DEA Special Agent Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison for Corruption-Related Charges


On August 12, 2021, former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chad Scott assigned to the New Orleans, Louisiana, Office was sentenced to one-hundred and sixty (160) months incarceration and three years of supervised release for one count of Conspiracy, one count of Conversion of Property, two counts of Falsification of Government Records, three counts of Obstructing Justice, and two counts of Perjury.  Scott was found not guilty on one count of Removal of Property to Prevent Seizure.  Scott was convicted in the Eastern District of Louisiana.  According to the evidence presented at trial and court documents, from in or about February 2009 through in or about January 2016, Scott and another defendant, who were part of an interagency drug task force, stole money and items seized during law enforcement operations, as well as destroyed evidence seized during law enforcement operations.  In addition, according to court documents Scott perjured himself and directed others to commit perjury to obtain a conviction against a criminal defendant.  The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s Houston Area Office, FBI New Orleans, and DEA Office of Professional Responsibility. 

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