Saturday, December 02, 2006

Immigration supervisor pleads guilty to pocketing $600,000 in bribes for fake documents

December 1, 2006

A supervisor in the Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Service has pleaded guilty to taking more than $600,000 in bribes in exchange for falsifying immigration documents to help Asian immigrants obtain U.S. citizenship.

Robert T. Schofield admitted he issued fake documentation for hundreds of immigrants during the eight-year scheme he ran out of a CIS office in Virginia. Schofield, 57 resigned in the last two weeks of November.

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