Tennessee FBI Agent Charged with Fraud

Allison Tussey —  May 24, 2010 — 8 Comments

Darin Lee McAllister, 44, Brentwood, Tennessee, a Special Agent employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Nashville, Tennessee, was indicted by a grand jury sitting in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 19 count indictment charges McAllister with wire fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, bank fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344 and swearing a false oath in bankruptcy in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 152(3). The indictment alleges the defendant devised a wire fraud scheme to defraud SunTrust Mortgage Co., Inc., in connection with the purchase of rental properties totaling $1.25 million in May and July 2006. In addition, the indictment charges the defendant with devising a scheme to defraud the SunTrust Bank in connection with a $100,000 line of credit and making three false statements in connection with his subsequent bankruptcy petition in July 2009

If convicted on all counts, McAllister faces a total of 345 years in prison and $6.5 million in fines. The maximum penalty for each violation of the wire fraud statute is 20 years in prison and a $250,00 fine. The maximum penalty for each count of bank fraud is 30 years in prison and a $1million fine. The maximum penalty for each count of swearing a false oath is 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Each count also carries a mandatory $100 special assessment. The court may also order restitution to any victims of the fraud.

McAllister will appear in United States District Court in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 9, 2010. He will be permitted to surrender himself to the United States Marshals.

This indictment was announced by United States Attorney James R. Dedrick, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, who is sitting by designation in the Middle District of Tennessee.

This investigation was conducted by Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of Justice, with the assistance of the United States Bankruptcy Trustee’s Offices in Chattanooga and Nashville. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary S. Humble represents the United States.

The public is reminded that an indictment is a form of accusation and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


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8 responses to Tennessee FBI Agent Charged with Fraud

  1. Please see the following regarding crime and law enforcement:


    Your help in supporting this would be appreciated.

  2. Forgot to add this:

    Prof Derber updated this book recently to include Madoff and the mortgage crisis.

    This book was part of my sociology class recommended reading..

  3. I think “devil” worship is a bit harsh, but I agree there has been a total lack of ethics and morals in mankind as a whole.

    It is just more evident now due to communications being more detailed and faster.

    Read “Wilding of America” by Charles Derber… excellent book.. takes your ideas from a scientific aspect.

  4. You go to church, right? You worship God? These people who organized and instrumented the trillion dollar real estate fraud scheme are the worshippers of Satan. You don’t believe that people could worship the devil? Here they are and the hard work they do to coverup the truth of the extent of damage they have done to the USA is hidden by their control of media and government. Never in history has a govt and people been more misled and trodden on by big business/government. All empirical evidence supports that our government is EVIL and has been for a very long time. They are in control and you are not.

  5. That was the whole problem with the recent meltdown, it was the mentality of “everyone is doing it” and “no consequences”.

    People do things in crowds they ordinarily wouldn’t do.

    And the distinction from right and wrong was very blurred.

    It is like Nazi Germany, many of the people who wouldn’t think of killing innocent people did. It was because of the “leader” and “culture”. Keeping hold of ones ethics while everyone else doesn’t is difficult.

    This is where someone’s true nature comes in. And the basic right from wrong analysis becomes crucial. Doesn’t matter if he was with the FBI or not. Don’t we have political figures that we trust do bad things?

    It was like a lemmings migration. They are now finding the “cliff”.

  6. Rachel Dollar May 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Were members of law enforcement somehow insulated from the greed and desire to “get rich quick” that infected the broader population? Huge run ups in housing prices … seeing your neighbors buying multiple houses and flipping them at a profit… just a little lie or two to qualify for the loans… everyone is doing it … just sign here …

  7. I think the last paragraph should be the first paragraph. Many of these allegations may indeed be true, but in my experience, it is unlikely that ALL of the allegations are true. And, in my experience, it is unlikely that NONE of the allegations are true.

  8. Now this one I would like to read more details on. I can’t imagine an FBI agent getting involved with something like this.

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