Politics 'White Devil' disgraced DEA agent sentenced to 13 years for corruption
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A disgraced former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent known as the "White Devil" has been sentenced to thirteen years in prison for corruption,
Prosecutors alleged that Chad A. Scott led a group of other agents to commit perjury in a federal trial of a drug dealer, falsifying governments records to have possession of a drug dealer's vehicle, planting drugs on suspects and stealing from them, as well,
During his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Scott told U.S. District Judge Jane Tricho Milazzo that he is "ashamed of being here," describing to the judge that he was the main target of murder for hire plots during his time as an agent, citing it as an example of how far "people will go to to remove me from drug trafficking investigations," according to the AP.
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Milazzo said in court that Scott caused "far-reaching" damage to the DEA, the AP reported.
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"Concealing drug shipments with produce is one way drug traffickers try to elude law enforcement," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan.The man, Humberto Baez, 52, based in Lancaster, was sentenced Thursday for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine and for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, according to a DEA statement.
"Chad Scott took an oath to serve his community with integrity, but rather than use his badge to protect his community, he used it to break the law," DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said in the DOJ news release.
"This goes against everything that the Drug Enforcement Administration stands for," Milgram added. "Scott betrayed the very people he was entrusted to protect and today he is being held accountable for his crimes."
Scott, 53, was previously found guilty and convicted in 2019 for orchestrating a false testimony against a Houston-based drug dealer and in June for running a scheme with former colleague Rodney Gemar to steal money and property from suspects, the AP reported.
Two of Scott's colleagues in his task force, Johnny Domingue and Karl E. Newman, were also accused of stealing money and drugs, and have testified against their ring leader.
Since 2015, DEA agents across the nation have been convicted on charges that stem from wire fraud, bribery and selling firearms to drug traffickers, the AP noted.
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