The former CIA officer who was caught trafficking Ecstasy and cocaine for the CIA says he was given $200m for his services.
Michael Morell told ABC News on Wednesday that he was working as a consultant for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) between 2004 and 2009, and that he received $200,000 a month.
He says he did not receive any compensation for the drugs.
“I was told I was going to be paid $20,000 to $40,000 per month for two years for a drug analyst position in the DEA,” Morell said in an interview with ABC News.
Morell worked for the DEA for a total of nine years, he said.
The DEA said it could not confirm Morell’s claim and was looking into it.
Earlier this month, DEA Director Chuck Rosenberg said Morell was being paid $400,000 for his work.
The DEA declined to comment further on the case.
“He was paid by the DEA to go to other places to provide expertise and to help us solve crimes,” Rosenberg said at a Senate hearing.
ABC News’ Mike Levine and The Associated Press contributed to this report.