Former FBI Agent Sentenced

By WEEK Producer

November 29, 2011 Updated Jun 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM CDT

INDIANAPOLIS-- Former FBI special agent Jerry W. Nau, 44, of Peoria, Ill., was sentenced to ten months in prison, five months in the Bureau of Federal Prisons, and five months home detention on Tuesday.

The ruling came from U.S. District Judge James E. Shaddid, following the guilty plea entered by Nau to making and using a false document. The case was a result of an investigation by the Chicago Office of the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General.

According to Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Nau prepared a false evidence receipt form on June 30, 2010, in which it was stated that over $43,000 of money seized from a drug dealer had been recounted and placed into evidence. The next day, the form was faxed from Nau to his FBI supervisor in Springfield. The form claimed to be verified by two other law enforcement officers, however, the money was not placed into evidence on June 30, 2010, and had not been found. Nau forged the signatures of the two other law enforcement officers.

Judge Shaddid also ordered that Nau serve two years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to make full restitution of $43,643 to the United States.

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