The FBI has been searching for the recruiter who was hired by the bureau to help the agency investigate and prosecute crimes committed by agents and officials, according to The Washington Post.
The FBI hired the recruitor in 2017.
But a year later, after it began investigating the recruit, it was discovered that the recrucer had lied about his experience with the bureau.
The recruiter also lied about the nature of his job, according a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The government alleges that the FBI recruiter and his recruiter used the recruitter’s fake credentials to obtain thousands of fake email addresses.
“The recruiter repeatedly promised that he had a job offer from the FBI and that he was working for the bureau, but he never had one,” said one of the complaint’s plaintiffs, Michael J. Sperling, a former FBI agent.
The court documents also say the recruite used the FBI’s “FBI” moniker to gain access to an FBI network, which allowed him to connect with agents and other law enforcement officials.
But investigators discovered that some of the people who had obtained the emails did not work for the agency, according with the complaint.
In February 2018, the FBI asked the court to find the recruister in contempt of court for his actions.
In a ruling issued in January, the judge said the FBI was “in the process of conducting a criminal investigation” into the recruider.
A court filing in the case says the FBI has asked for $1.2 million in damages.
The recruit was also investigated by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his conduct, but the investigation ended without charges being filed.