Maybe you've heard of Charles McGonigal, maybe you haven't.
He's the former head of America's FBI's counterintelligence division in New York, and was once part of the FBI's effort to prove that Donald Trump colluded with Russia in regards to the 2016 election.
All that investigation uncovered was that America had wasted $32,000,000 investigating Trump over allegations the FBI knew were false to begin with.
It turns out, it was actually Hillary Clinton who was doing the illegal colluding.
So, it should come as no surprise that somebody who was willing to be a part of that crooked deal would be a criminal himself.
This time, McGonigal is admitting to accepting secret payments from a former intelligence agent, according to The Washington Times.
Charles admitted that he concealed material facts in return for $225,000 in cash from an ex-Albanian operative while he was working for the FBI.
Federal prosecutors had actually charged McGonigal with nine counts. Those charges also included falsifying records and making false statements.
McGonigal was looking at a 55-year stint in prison with those nine charges, but got that number way lower by pleading guilty.
McGonigal already admitted to committing over a quarter-million dollars worth of crimes, why is he only facing five years?
But because McGonigal is a rich and influential man, we're going to pretend that his crimes weren't as bad as the inner city kid who steals some things.
Court filings also show that we're pretty sure McGonigal committed numerous other financial crimes as well while being an employee of the American government.
Voters are supposed to be able to trust the people in these positions.
When the people who we've agreed to let govern us become obviously corrupt, maybe it is time to stop allowing them to govern us?
People face more time in jail for traffic crimes that McGonigal is facing for a quarter-million-dollar crime.
Welcome to America in 2023.