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Former Long Beach-Based FBI Agent Gets 2 Years for Hiding Gambling Proceeds

Travis Raymond Wilson 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.

Travis Raymond Wilson, a former FBI agent based out of Long Beach, was sentenced to two years for hiding gambling proceeds. Patch file photo.
Travis Raymond Wilson, a former FBI agent based out of Long Beach, was sentenced to two years for hiding gambling proceeds. Patch file photo.

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

Mike Ruehle March 06, 2014 at 03:00 AM
What a misleading headline. HE got 2 years PROBATION for his admitted crimes as part of a deal he cut in the federal court house in FRESNO, of all places. Anyone else would get prison for tax evasion. Not the guys responsible for actually enforcing the law. Get out of jail free ticket for law enforcement. ______________________________________________________ http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/03/travis_raymond_wilson_probatio.php

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