Former FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill Boss
By Stephanie Woodrow | December 17, 2021 1:50 pm

A former FBI agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to plotting to kill his boss, the Dallas Morning News reported.

In May, Carlos Ortiz Jr., 49,was suspended without pay by Dallas FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Casey Jr. after Ortiz’s wife, an analyst in the Dallas FBI office, accused him of domestic violence. Ortiz filed for divorce in 2009 after eight years of marriage.

On Aug. 19 and 20, Ortiz made several phone calls to a former law enforcement officer and licensed firearms dealer, the newspaper reported. During those cases he made threats against his wife and Casey. He also said he was looking for a .50-caliber rifle.

The former officer notified the FBI, which had him record later calls. During those calls, Ortiz threatened to kill his wife and Casey and accused them of an “illicit relationship,” which FBI officials have denied.

On Aug. 25, Casey fired Ortiz and had agents take him into custody. Ortiz, who is scheduled to be sentenced March 18, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on a charge of retaliating against a federal official. 

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