A veteran Miami FBI agent plagued by gambling debts has stolen more than $300,000 seized during FBI mob investigations and used at least some of it to pay off mob bookmakers, authorities said. FBI special agent supervisor Jerome Sullivan, who supervised organized crime cases in the Miami area, took the money to pay off bookies connected to the Luchese family, federal law enforcement sources told the Daily News.
Sullivan took $99,260 of the $129,324 that was seized last August from a Deerfield Beach, Fla., check-cashing outlet during an investigation into reputed Gambino family capo Nicholas (Little Nick) Corozzo, according to court records.
Sullivan, who records show has a drinking problem, was arrested Tuesday on charges of making false statements to federal officials. Sullivan has "admitted stealing more than $300,000 that was seized in several cases," one law enforcement official said.