Charles F. McGonigal, 54, a former FBI special agent in charge of the New York field office, was arrested Wednesday for receiving $225,000 in cash from a person who had business interests in Europe and who had been an employee of a service foreign intelligence agency, while McGonigal served as special agent in charge of the FBI's counterintelligence efforts. McGonigal retired from the FBI in September 2018. According to the nine-count indictment, since August 2017, McGonigal concealed from the FBI the nature of his relationship with the former foreign security officer. Specifically, McGonigal requested and received at least $225,000 in cash from the individual and traveled abroad with him, who subsequently served as an FBI source in a criminal investigation. McGonigal's initial appearance in the District of Columbia has yet to be scheduled.
Former FBI agent charged
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