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Longtime Idaho FBI Agent Sentenced for Possessing Child Porn


June 14, 2005
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Longtime Idaho FBI Agent Sentenced for Possessing Child Porn

The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho- A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest infamous outlaw Claude Dallas has been sentenced to a year in prison for possessing child pornography.

William Buie, 64, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in March. Buie told authorities that he learned to access child pornography Web sites while attending a seminar on preventing child exploitation in 2000 or 2001.

A former FBI sniper who worked for about 30 years for the agency in Seattle, Salt Lake City and Butte, Mont., Buie helped arrest Dallas in 1982 after the self-proclaimed mountain man spent a year on the run after killing two Idaho Fish and Game agents.

Buie also took part in the 1984 siege on Whidbey Island, Wash., in which Robert Mathews, leader of the violent racist cell called "The Order," was killed following an 18-month wave of armed robberies and assassinations.

Buie must turn himself in on July 20 to begin serving his federal prison term.

Phone messages left at his home and on his cell phone were not returned.




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