A Peoria-based FBI agent has pleaded guilty to making and using a false document related to more than $40,000 that disappeared during a drug case.
Jerry W. Nau pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court. The 44-year-old faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced Nov. 29.
The U.S. Justice Department says that in July 2010, Nau created a false receipt showing that more than $43,000 seized from a drug dealer had been placed into evidence. The receipt was signed by two people verifying the story.
The money, though, was never placed into evidence and has never been found. The signatures were forged.
Nau did not admit taking the money.
In addition to prison time, he also could be fined up to $250,000.