|DIRTY DEA AGENT NATHAN KOEN|
Drug Enforcement Agent Nathan Koen was arrested on December 4, 2018 and charged with federal bribery and drug conspiracy charges following allegations that he accepted payment from a drug dealer in exchange for information.
U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland said Nathan Koen was arrested Tuesday on a federal complaint that alleged he accepted bribes and helped a drug dealer’s criminal activities for two years. Koen was detained following an appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge.
Apparently he did not stow away any of that bribery cash for a rainy day or an emergency like obtaining an attorney if he got caught.
Koen had worked at the DEA’s Little Rock office since September 2016.
If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison for the bribery count and up to life in prison for the conspiracy count.
Oddly, there is no mention of this major arrest on the website of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Hiland is a fine one to be in his position too, as he played fast and loose with federal funds when he was Prosecution Attorney for the 20th Judicial District and his appointment as U.S. Attorney quashed an investigation buy the DOJ and FBI.
Our first post on this blog was about Hiland and his refusal to provide responses to FOI requests.