Wed, Dec 17, 2008
Says Fremon Myles Accepted Bribes To Conduct Illegal Database
Acting United States Attorney Laurie
Magid and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Janice K. Fedarcyk, announced
this week the filing of an information charging defendant Fremon
Myles, 43, with two counts of bribery of a public official.
The information charges that the defendant accepted two bribes
while he was a federal air marshal for the Transportation Security
Administration. Myles accepted the first bribe in exchange for
conducting a check of a law enforcement database to see whether an
individual had any outstanding arrest warrants. Myles accepted the
second bribe in exchange for conducting a check of a law
enforcement database to retrieve registration information for a
vehicle license plate supplied to him by another individual.
"The integrity of the law enforcement community is threatened
when those sworn to enforce the law violate it by accepting bribes.
The law applies equally to everyone and this office will use all of
its resources to investigate and prosecute those who betray their
oaths," stated Acting United States Attorney Laurie Magid.
"Fremon Myles, as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, swore an
oath to the citizens of the United States to protect and defend
them," said Fedarcyk. "But, instead, he betrayed that oath through
avarice and greed. He served his own interests instead of the
If convicted, Myles faces a maximum possible sentence of 30
years imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, a fine of
$250,000, and a $200 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States
Attorney Leo R. Tsao.
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