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Ex-FBI agent, DC real estate developer sentenced to prison for bribery scheme

A former FBI agent and a Washington, D.C., real estate developer were each sentenced to two years in prison this week after being convicted a year ago of a bribery scheme using a program meant to protect renters from being evicted when landlords sell their property in the nation’s capital. 

David Paitsel, 42, a former FBI agent, and Brian Bailey, 53, a Washington, D.C., real estate developer, were sentenced Wednesday on bribery and conspiracy charges for their role in schemes involving confidential information held by the Washington, D.C., Department of Housing and Community Development. 

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew M. Graves, FBI Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs of the Washington Field Office’s Criminal and Cyber Division, and Daniel W. Lucas, inspector general for the District of Columbia.

Paitsel, a resident of North Carolina, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for each count to run concurrently, 24 months of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and a $10,600 forfeiture money judgment. Bailey, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for each count to run concurrently, 24 months of supervised release, a $100 special assessment and a $250,000 fine. Both defendants were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. 

In a related case, Frederick Silvers, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty to bribery and was sentenced to five months of incarceration for bribes paid to Dorsey.

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace@fox.com and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 

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