FBI agent Scott Carpenter gambled on blackjack in Las Vegas with $13,500 belonging to the US?


Scott F. Carpenter, 40, of New York, United States was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While working for the bureau’s field office in New York City, New York, he and two other federal agents were sent to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA to conduct an undercover operation from July 27-31, 2017.

After the conclusion of the undercover operation, Carpenter visited a high-limit room at a casino in Las Vegas where he gambled on blackjack with $13,500 that belonged to the U.S. On February 23, 2022, he pleaded guilty to one count of conversion of government money.


Facing a statutory maximum penalty of one year in prison, supervised release and restitution, Carpenter will attend his sentencing before U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on May 18, 2022. his lawyer Paul Fishman told Newsweek, “Four years ago, Scott made a terrible mistake.”

“He immediately acknowledged his conduct, reported it to his superiors, sought professional help for his alcohol problem and made arrangements to repay the FBI,” Fishman said of Carpenter. “The government’s recommendation of probation reflects Scott’s full acceptance of responsibility and his otherwise exemplary service with the FBI and the United States Army.”


Blackjack is the most widely played casino banking game in the world. Using decks of 52 cards, the game descends from a global family of casino banking games known as Twenty-One.

Launched in 2002, the Blackjack Hall of Fame honors the greatest blackjack authors, experts and professional players in history. It is housed at the Barona Casino in San Diego, California, USA.

In 2020, Anthony Curtis, 63, of Las Vegas was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. He was the runner-up to Michael Shackleford, 56, of Pasadena, California at Max Rubin’s 2011 Blackjack Ball for the title of The Best Gambler in the World.

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