Retired IRS Agent Charged with Transporting Individual from California to Nevada for Prostituion
Reno, Nev. – A retired special agent with IRS Criminal Investigation was indicted by the federal grand jury today for transporting an individual from California to Nevada for the purpose of prostitution, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
Kemp Shiffer, 58, of Reno, is charged with one count of traveling to California with the intent to promote and manage prostitution and one count of transporting an individual for prostitution. The indictment also states that the government is seeking forfeiture of a 2006 Mercedes Benz, an iPhone, computer, and various cameras.
According to the indictment, on about July 25, 2011, Shiffer allegedly traveled from California to Nevada with an individual, identified in the indictment as "C.M.," with the intent that C.M. would engage in prostitution and other illegal sexual activity in Nevada.
An arrest warrant was issued for Shiffer. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $500,000.
The case was investigated by the Reno Police Department Street Enforcement Team in conjunction with FBI as part of the Innocence Lost Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carla B. Higginbotham.
An indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.