Former Ohio FBI agent pleads guilty to abduction
By The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Va. — A former FBI supervisor who once headed the bureau's Toledo, Ohio, office pleaded guilty Tuesday to abducting a girlfriend, holding her captive and forcing a gun into her mouth in a jealous rage.
Carl L. Spicocchi, 54, who was on a temporary assignment in Washington at the time of the Aug. 23 attack in Crystal City, pleaded guilty to two counts of abduction and using a firearm while committing a felony.
''I want to apologize for what I've done, especially to (the victim) for the grief I caused her,'' a tearful Spicocchi said during the hearing.
He faces a maximum of 13 years in prison, including a mandatory minimum sentence of three years, when he is sentenced March 12.
According to court records, Spicocchi suspected the victim, who had been his girlfriend, of cheating on him and had been following her. On the day of the attack, she found Spicocchi standing in her closet with a knife and tape when she returned home from work.
Spicocchi put the knife to her throat several times and threatened to kill her during the six-hour abduction, according to a police affidavit.
The victim was able to flee the apartment when Spicocchi, who was drunk, tripped and fell, prosecutor Lisa Bergman said.
Police were called after a neighbor heard a woman screaming on the 12th floor of the apartment complex that a man was trying to kill her.