The FBI Continues Campaign to Address Corruption at America’s Ports of Entry in Los Angeles

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A former immigration services officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) who had the power to approve applications for citizenship was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes. Daniel Espejo Amos, 68, of Lakewood, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of being a public official who accepted cash bribes. When he pleaded guilty, Amos admitted that he accepted more than $53,000 in bribes from immigration consultants on behalf of immigrants who were not eligible to become naturalized United States citizens. Details

A senior attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Constantine Peter Kallas, 40, of Alta Loma, was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison for taking nearly one-half million dollars in bribes from immigrants who were promised immigration benefits that would allow them to remain in the United States. In addition to the prison term, Judge Hatter ordered Kallas to pay $296,865 in restitution after fraudulently receiving worker’s compensation benefits. Details

Additional examples from around the country are linked below:

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