FBI Agent Caught Stealing Silver and Cash from January 6 Suspects

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Just when you thought that the FBI’s reputation couldn’t sink any lower, an agent has been arrested for stealing cash and property from January 6 suspects while carrying out search warrants. The FBI won’t say how many victims the agent targeted over a 15-month period.

Alexander Fan was a Houston college student who traveled to Washington, DC, for the Stop the Steal rally on January 6, 2021. Two-and-a-half years later, the FBI raided his home on a search warrant and charged him with trespassing for momentarily wandering into the US Capitol that day.

The day after his arrest, Fan reported to the FBI that cash and silver bars had been taken from his bedroom. Those items were never listed on the arrest warrant. Fan and his attorney never expected the FBI to follow up, but they did.

On January 31st, the US Attorney’s office announced that it had arrested a Houston FBI agent named Nicholas Anthony Williams for the crime. According to the indictment, Williams is accused of robbing multiple homes while executing search warrants against January 6ers. Prosecutors say he stole cash, precious metals, and other items between March 2022 and July 2023. Fan reported the theft of his silver and cash in June of 2023.

Former agent Williams is also accused of stealing FBI cell phones and lying about charges on his government-issued credit card. If he’s convicted, Williams is facing up to a ten-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. The irony, of course, is that almost none of the January 6ers have been accused or convicted of crimes as bad as the ones Williams is alleged to have committed.

Then again, the January 6ers have been portrayed as sub-human traitors to their own country for more than three years now. Maybe the former FBI agent thought he could get away with stealing from them since the federal government hates Trump supporters so much.