Former head of Boston FBI pleads guilty to illegal contacts

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A former head of the Boston FBI office admitted today that he had illegal contacts with the bureau after retiring, when he had work-related meetings with agents as a private consultant.

Kenneth W. Kaiser, 57, of Hopkinton, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to a misdemeanor charge that he had contact with the FBI within one year of his retirement, which is prohibited by law.

He was released on personal recognizance, and sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 17. Kaiser had no comment after the hearing.

Though he faces up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000, prosecutors will recommend that he pay a $15,000 fine and serve no prison time, according to a plea agreement.

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