ATF AGENT INDICTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES INVOLVING THEFT, FRAUD AND FIREARMS VIOLATIONS
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — A special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been charged in a twenty count indictment with a variety of federal crimes that allegedly occurred in the course of his official duties.
In an indictment returned under seal on Tuesday, the grand jury has charged Clifford Dean Posey, 43, of Chesapeake, Va. with six counts of wire fraud, six counts of embezzlement, two counts of possessing stolen firearms, four counts of making false statements and two counts of money laundering. The indictment was unsealed earlier today following Posey’s arrest and initial court appearance.
According to the indictment, as part of his duties Posey came into possession of various items of property that were under his control, including but not limited to firearms, cigarettes, tobacco products and United States currency.
Beginning no later than 2007, Posey began falsifying documents relating to firearms under his custody and control in order to embezzle and convert them to his own use. On one occasion included in the indictment, Posey advertised for sale firearms he had come into custody of by virtue of his employment.