The case of corrupt ex-FBI agent Scott M. Bowman, who stood accused of stealing seized money in 2014, has been developing for awhile now. The case is now in its ending stages, as Bowman has pleaded guilty to charges filed against him. On Monday, A decade-long veteran in the FBI’s Los Angeles field office admitted to stealing over $136,000 in drug money to buy two sports cars and pay for his wife’s cosmetic surgery. Furthermore, he admitted to filing false reports and tampering with a witness to throw his superiors off of the scent.
Bowman, a 10-year-veteran of the FBI, stole money seized during the execution of search warrants in the summer of 2014 when he worked on a gang task force based in San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles, according to prosecutors.Following the thefts, Bowman submitted false reports, forged a signature and asked a local police officer assigned to the task force to lie for him if questioned by investigators.He spent more than $43,000 on a Dodge Challenger, $27,500 on a Scion FRS and another $26,612 to outfit the cars with new speakers, rims and tires. The surgery for his wife cost $15,000, according to prosecutors.