Internal Revenue Service Agent, Bryan Cho Charged with Identity Theft and Wire Fraud
Federal Agent Allegedly Misappropriated a Suspect’s Identity to Create False Identification Documents and Submitted Forged Documents to Purchase a Manhattan Co-op Apartment
(STL.News A 10-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Bryan Cho, also known as “Yong Hee Cho,” with possession of a fake foreign passport; aggravated identity theft; making false statements during a background check and wire fraud in connection with the purchase of a side co-op apartment. Cho was arrested this morning and is scheduled to be arraigned via videoconference this afternoon before United States Chief Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak.
Seth D. DuCharme, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), announced the charges.
“As alleged, the defendant repeatedly betrayed the trust placed in him as a federal law enforcement officer to further his own schemes by misusing information to which he had access by virtue of his official assignments,” stated Acting United States Attorney DuCharme.