Ex-FBI agent in Oklahoma gets six months in prison for embezzling

Former FBI Special Agent Timothy A. Klotz, of Yukon, was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for embezzling $43,190 in public funds.
by Nolan Clay Published: December 18, 2012
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A former FBI special agent was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for embezzling $43,190 to pay for his gambling.

Timothy A. Klotz, 45, of Yukon, already has made restitution to the FBI.

“He betrayed his badge, he betrayed his colleagues, and he betrayed his department,” prosecutor Walt M. Junker said.

Klotz pleaded guilty in July in federal court in Oklahoma City to embezzling public funds. He admitted he took money he was supposed to give confidential informants for tips on criminal activities.

He admitted embezzling from Oct. 17, 2007, to Dec. 16, 2011.

Defense attorney Michael Johnson said Monday that Klotz embezzled because of a gambling problem. He used retirement money to pay the restitution, the attorney said.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange chose the punishment.

“I'm truly, truly sorry for what I did. The bureau was my love,” Klotz told the judge Monday. “I don't have anything left. I don't have a house. I don't have retirement. I don't have money.”

Klotz asked for only probation. The prosecutor urged the judge to impose a prison term. Klotz will be on probation for three years after he gets out of prison. He must spend the first six months on monitored home detention.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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