According to federal prosecutors, retired FBI agents have been accused of arresting more than $ 800,000 of women for persuading Texas women to undergo “secret probation” for drug crimes. I will.
William Roystone Jr., 62, said last week that he had seven wire frauds, a wire fraud plot, a federal police spoofing, a monetary transaction of property resulting from illegal activity, and a false statement to law enforcement agencies. I was charged. ,according to release From Prerake Shah, Deputy Federal Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
If convicted, Stone can be sentenced to up to 178 years in federal prison.
He first appeared in court on Friday, Shah said in a release.
According to the indictment, Stone has been accused of telling a Granbury woman identified in a CT court document that she is undergoing “secret probation” of drug crimes in Austin, Texas.
The prosecutor told CT that Stone had been assigned to her as a mentor and supervisor and she had to report her activities and assets to him. She recently inherited money from her grandmother.
According to the indictment, he told her that he had to pay her expenses related to her supervision, such as travel, home, and car. The prosecution also persuaded her to pay what he claimed to be “compensation” for the mistreated company that he had deposited in his bank account.
According to officials, he repeatedly threatened her in prison, saying she would lose her child if she did not comply with his demands.
Stone told CT that the status of probation should not be shared with anyone, the indictment said.
He monitors her cell phone communications, makes a “spoofing” call to CT while pretending to be a judge monitoring her case, and claims to someone else that it is from the Drug Enforcement Administration. I told her I could get her to make a fake phone call.
At some point, Stone offered to marry CT and asked the judge to withdraw probation.
Prosecutors said the CT paid Stone more than $ 800,000 over the years.
According to court documents, Stone pleaded not guilty on Friday. The judge determined that he could remain free during the case as long as he adhered to certain conditions, so he was not detained, Greg Galient, the company representing Stone. Told NBC News. It was not immediately clear what those conditions were on Tuesday.
Galient added in a statement that he did not specifically comment on the incident.
“But I can say that Mr Stone will reveal his name in court and by doing so will reveal the actual facts of the case,” Galient said. “There’s a lot more to this story.”