In The News
June 4, 2024

A former F.B.I. agent who criticized the bureau in congressional testimony has been awarded back pay and had his security clearance reinstated, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

The former agent, Marcus Allen, resigned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday after reaching a settlement agreement, said his lawyer, Tristan Leavitt. Mr. Allen’s security clearance was reinstated on Friday after he appealed the agency’s decision to revoke it.

The F.B.I. notified Congress last year that it had revoked the security clearances of three agents who either took part in the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, or later expressed views about it that placed into question their “allegiance to the United States,” the bureau said in a letter to congressional investigators.

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