Thursday, January 10, 2008
According to Newsday:
A former U.S. immigration supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 years in prison for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes so that dozens of ineligible aliens could receive citizenship.
Jimmie Ortega, 59, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan, who urged him to behave when he gets out of prison.
"It's a shame that you did what you did," the judge said as he also ordered Ortega to forfeit $50,000.
Ortega, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., accepted bribes of up to $3,000 per person between October 2004 and April 2006 in exchange for passing grades on citizenship tests, prosecutors said. Click here for the full story.