Corruption

Former FBI Boston Chief Pleads Guilty to Ethics Charges

Tried to influence agents investigating a company he worked for after retirement

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A retired FBI official who once supervised all of the agency's U.S. criminal probes and ran its Boston office pleaded guilty to an ethics charge Thursday following an agreement that recommends a $15,000 fine but no prison time.

Kenneth Kaiser Jr. faces sentencing in December in federal court in Boston, where a judge released him on his own recognizance following his plea to the misdemeanor charge of trying to influence FBI agents investigating the private company he was working for within a year of his 2009 retirement from the agency.