On October 4, 2022, a former FBI Special Agent assigned to the San Francisco Field Office in California was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to bribe a public official, two counts of bribery of a public official, and one count of money transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity after an 11-day trial by jury. Babak Broumand was convicted in the Central District of California. According to the evidence presented at trial, from in or about January 2015 through in or about December 2018, Broumand accepted $150,000 in cash bribes, private jet flights, a motorcycle and accessories valued at more than $36,000, hotel stays, escorts, meals, and other items of value from an organized crime-linked lawyer, identified in court papers as E.S. In return for the bribe payments and other items of value, Broumand conducted law enforcement database inquiries and used those inquires to help E.S. and his associates avoid prosecution and law enforcement monitoring. The bribe payments Broumand received were then deposited into an account for a business Broumand had started with his wife in 2007. The investigation is being conducted by the OIG Los Angeles Field Office, the FBI, and the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI).