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FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Collecting $25,000 in Pay for Hours He Didn't Work

January 31, 2019 / Charles S. Clark

A Little Rock, Ark.-based FBI special agent resigned from the government on Jan. 28 and pleaded guilty to embezzlement of government property by filing false certifications of his work hours. Nizam Hasheem, a 10-year veteran, had been assigned temporarily to headquarters and the Washington field office from September 2016 to June 2017. In his biweekly certifications of his regular hours as well as his hours for special Law Enforcement Availability Pay, which provides a 25 percent bonus on top of salary plus a cost-of-living adjustment for working with local authorities, the “defendant regularly submitted false and fraudulent” information, the Justice Department said in a release.