ICE Attorney sentenced for taking bribes

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    Government Attorney Sentenced to Nearly 18 Years in Prison for Taking Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Bribes From Immigrants Seeking Status in U.S.

    LOS ANGELES—A senior attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was sentenced this morning 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.

    ICE Assistant Chief Counsel Constantine Peter Kallas, 40, of Alta Loma, received the 17⅔-year sentence from United States District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.

    In addition to the prison term, Judge Hatter ordered Kallas to pay $296,865 in restitution after fraudulently receiving worker’s compensation benefits.

    “Mr. Kallas has received one of the longest sentences ever seen in a public corruption case,” said United States Attorney André Birotte Jr. “Mr. Kallas took in hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes—money he obtained by exploiting his knowledge of the immigration system. The lengthy sentence reflects the seriousness of the crimes, which were a wholesale violation of the public trust.”

    Federal Bureau of Investigation - The Los Angeles Division: Department of Justice Press Release
     
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    But will he give up the names of the rats he help sneak into the US?:eusa_shhh:
     

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