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Former FBI Agent Sentenced for Bribery and Conspiracy


On October 18, 2023, a former FBI Special Agent previously assigned to the Strategic Technology Unit at FBI Headquarters was sentenced to 24 months in prison and 24 months of supervised release, as well as ordered to forfeit $10,600, for one count each of bribery and conspiracy.  David Paitsel was convicted in the District of Columbia.  According to court documents and the evidence presented at trial, David Paitsel utilized his access to an FBI-furnished database to research and provide the personal, nonpublic information of private citizens to a real estate agent in exchange for money.  The real estate agent then used that information and conspired with an employee of the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development to obtain confidential Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act information and purchase properties in Washington, D.C.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Washington Field Office, the FBI Washington Field Office, and the District of Columbia Office of the Inspector General.

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