Seattle ICE lawyer facing prison for stealing identities of immigrants

Mar 2012
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Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to recommend a four-year prison sentence for the former chief attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle for stealing the identities of immigrants to defraud banks and credit-card companies.

Raphael Sanchez “abused his position of public trust to prey on our nation’s immigrants,” according to documents filed by lawyers from the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section before his Thursday sentencing in U.S. District Court. As the lead attorney responsible for providing ICE agents with legal counsel and overseeing deportation and asylum hearings in four states, the 44-year-old Sanchez “was entrusted with ensuring the honest enforcement” of the country’s immigration laws.

“But Sanchez betrayed that trust,” wrote the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers in a memorandum submitted to U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik. “Over a period of years, he exploited numerous victim aliens, defrauded major financial institutions, and monetized his position of public trust.”

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattl...r-stealing-identities-of-would-be-immigrants/
 
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Jan 2014
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Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to recommend a four-year prison sentence for the former chief attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle for stealing the identities of immigrants to defraud banks and credit-card companies.

Raphael Sanchez “abused his position of public trust to prey on our nation’s immigrants,” according to documents filed by lawyers from the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section before his Thursday sentencing in U.S. District Court. As the lead attorney responsible for providing ICE agents with legal counsel and overseeing deportation and asylum hearings in four states, the 44-year-old Sanchez “was entrusted with ensuring the honest enforcement” of the country’s immigration laws.

“But Sanchez betrayed that trust,” wrote the Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers in a memorandum submitted to U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik. “Over a period of years, he exploited numerous victim aliens, defrauded major financial institutions, and monetized his position of public trust.”

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattl...r-stealing-identities-of-would-be-immigrants/
bajisima,

LOL, an ironic turnabout is fair play, wot?
 
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May 2016
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I'm surprised immigrants have enough good credit to get a credit card. Are they guaranteed by the government or something?
 

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