June 16, 2024

Former Omaha ATF agent sentenced for structuring money transactions to evade reporting requirements

COUNCIL BLUFFS – Paul A. White, 52, a former federal agent with the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau in Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in the District Court of Nebraska to one year of probation and a $5,000 fine by United States District Court Chief Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr.

White previously pleaded to a United States Attorney’s Information charging a violation of Title 31, United States Code, Sections 5324(a)(3) and 5324(d), Structuring Financial Transactions to Evade Reporting Requirement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa, based on the recusal of the District of Nebraska United States Attorney’s Office.

According to court documents, from Oct. 29, 2018, to Feb. 26, 2019, White deposited a total of $99,900 in two banks. White structured the deposits to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions in excess of $10,000.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Office of Inspector General investigated the case.