Federal Agent Shawn Meehan Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement And Conversion Of Government Property

(STL.News) – Shawn Meehan, 47, of Scarborough, Maine, pleaded guilty in federal court in Portland, Maine, on Tuesday to embezzlement and conversion of government property, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from about April 2015 to about October 2018, when Meehan was employed as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations office in Portland, Maine, he sold government property on eBay for his personal profit.

According to the plea agreement filed in the case, Meehan acknowledged that the loss to the government was between $6,500 and $15,000 and that he abused a position of public trust in a way that significantly facilitated the commission and concealment of the offense.  A sentencing date has not yet been set by the Court.

This matter was investigated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Professional Responsibility and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Arnold Huftalen of the District of New Hampshire, appointed as a Special Attorney to the U.S. Attorney General to handle this case in the District of Maine.