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Houston FBI agent indicted, accused of stealing during search warrants

Williams was also accused of stealing cell phones that were property of the FBI and providing false statements regarding fraud charges on his government-issued credit card.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation

A Houston-based federal agent was indicted after he allegedly stole property from multiple homes while executing search warrants, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

36-year-old federal agent Nicholas Anthony Williams was arrested and charged with theft of personal and government property and providing false statements. Indictment documents were returned Wednesday, according to the office.

From March 2022 to July last year, Williams allegedly took money or property from several residences and converted the money for his personal use. He’s also accused of stealing cell phones that were property of the FBI and providing false statements regarding fraudulent charges on his government-issued credit card, the indictment alleges.

Williams has been a special agent at Houston’s Federal Bureau of Investigation field office since 2019, where he served in the criminal violent gang and counterterrorism squads.

The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General is conducting an investigation into the allegations.

Williams was set to make his initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge Wednesday. If convicted for his alleged crimes, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine.