A former FBI agent awaiting trial in Utah on allegations he tried to get prosecutors to drop an investigation into a Boston man's role in an alleged scheme to defraud the U.S. military now faces new charges.
A criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York on Friday alleges Robert Lustyik, 50, and two associates attempted to bribe a public official to gain access to confidential, internal law enforcement documents about a prominent individual in Bangladesh, identified in court documents as "Individual 1."
Lustyik formerly worked as a special agent in White Plains, New York. He resigned from his position in September 2011 after being charged in Utah with conspiracy, wire fraud, obstruction of justice and obstruction of an agency proceeding. In the Utah case, prosecutors allege Lustyik used his position as an FBI agent to attempt to thwart a criminal investigation into Michael Taylor, president of a Boston-based defense contracting company, with whom he had a business relationship; Taylor is accused of fraud in obtaining $54 million in militarycontracts to provide training and security services in Afghanistan.