A former FBI agent who worked in Long Beach was sentenced to two years of probation for hiding his gambling winnings from his employer.
Travis Raymond Wilson, 38, of Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty in December to structuring financial transactions in violation of the federal Bank Secrecy Act by making transactions of less than $10,000 at a time. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii.
Deposits of $10,000 or more trigger a filing from banks to the U.S. Treasury Department, and those filings are made available to law enforcement agencies.
Wilson, who also worked in the FBI's Sacramento office, regularly gambled between January 2008 and February of this year in casinos in California, Nevada, Arizona and West Virginia, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
--City News Service