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Agent faces multiple federal charges, including murder for hire


An extensive federal crackdown that has targeted California state senator also has resulted in multiple charges against an Oakland-based NFLPA-certified agent.

According to CBS SF, Marlon D. Sullivan faces allegations of narcotics and weapons trafficking, and the sale of fraudulent credit cards. Sullivan also is accused of helping facilitate a murder-for-hire scheme.

According to NFLPA records, Sullivan currently represents Packers running back Ina Liaina, 49ers receiver Brandon Carswell, free-agent receiver Cole McKenzie, free-agent cornerback Traye Simmons, free-agent defensive tackle Aaron Tipoti, free-agent safety Kenronte Walker, and draft-eligible defensive back Terrance Mitchell.

Sullivan, who also briefly represented Missouri defensive end Michael Sam in January, works for The Novo Agency, which is run by veteran agent Jeff Sperbeck. Sperbeck faces no charges or allegations of any kind.

In the criminal complaint issued against 26 total defendants, Sullivan reportedly is quoted by an undercover FBI agent as saying murder for hire is “easy work” and “I will put eyes on the guy and have my boy knock him down.”