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FBI agent indicted for theft

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

McALLEN, Texas – A 36-year-old federal agent from Houston has been charged with theft of personal and government property and providing false statements, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Authorities have arrested Nicholas Anthony Williams. He is set to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christina Bryan at 2 p.m.

According to the indictment, returned Jan. 31, Williams has been an FBI special agent in the Houston Field Office since 2019. He allegedly served in both the criminal violent gang and counterterrorism squads.

The charges allege that from March 2022 to July 2023, Williams took money or property from multiple residences while executing search warrants as an FBI special agent and then allegedly converted the money or property to his personal use.

Williams also stole multiple cell phones which were FBI property and provided false statements with regard to several fraudulent charges on his government-issued credit card, according to the indictment.  

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

The Department of Justice Office of Inspector General is conducting the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Garcia and Sarina DiPiazza prosecuted the case.

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.

Updated January 31, 2024

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