Skip to comments.Top ICE figure expected to plead guilty to brazen $500G scam
Posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:46 AM PDT by nuconvert
In a brazen criminal scheme to defraud taxpayers, one of the highest-ranking officials in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is expected to plead guilty Tuesday in federal court to helping embezzle more than $500,000 from the federal government.
Over three years, James Woosley and at least five other ICE employees scammed the agency by fabricating expenses for trips that were never taken and for hotel, rental car and restaurant expenses that did not exist, according to court records.
His son, also named James Woosley, and live-in girlfriend, Lateisha Rollerson -- both ICE employees -- allegedly ran the scam out of the elder Woosley's two Virginia homes.
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are they career employees or appointees??
are they career employees or appointees??
I think this story first broke about a year ago.
This is just the kind of TRANSPARENCY I’ve been waiting for, from the 0bama administration.
Woosley was appointed in 2009 and relieved in Feb 2011 and
“worked in federal law enforcement for 28 years, mostly with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service”
any relation to former CIA director james woolsey?
Well, they have different last names, so my guess is , no.
"Now for the disgusting part: that Abdallat only got a years time for this huge crime that jeopardized American national security . . . and that his boss, former ICE Director of Intelligence Woosley hasnt been charged with any crime! My sources at ICE tell me that this is, in part, because Woosley had ICE agents doing similar scams for him all over the country AND all over the world, but that the feds and Obamas ICE Director John Morton and his Napolitano boss/handler Suzie Stripper Pole Bar wanted to limit the public scrutiny of corrupted agents and personnel throughout their agency."
Same ole, same ole.
“As part of the embezzlement ploy, former ICE intelligence research specialist Ahmed Adil Abdallat, 64, of El Paso, wrote personal checks to Lifeskillz Support and Executive Security Forces, his attorney, Mary Stillinger, said in an interview.
There was no pretense of hiring Executive Security Forces or using Lifeskillz Support, she said. Mr. Abdallat knew nothing about the businesses. He just did what he was told.
Abdallat, who was sentenced earlier this year to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $116,392.84, also wrote checks to Rollerson and Chad Woosley, Stillinger said.
On three occasions, Abdallat paid the mortgage of a house belonging to James Woosley, according to Stillinger. He wrote checks ranging from $3,000 to $6,500 to Lifeskillz Support and two checks of approximately $5,000 each to Executive Security Forces.
An FBI agent testified last year that Abdallat sent an estimated $58,000 to other ICE employees involved in the scheme, including James Woosley and Rollerson.
Stillinger said James Woosley convinced Abdallat that they could claim lodging vouchers for a rental house where employees on temporary duty could stay. The attorney said Rollerson then fabricated and submitted hotel receipts without Abdallats knowledge that were used to request reimbursements for him.
The investigation began as an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force probe after Abdallat, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was discovered wiring large sums of money back to his native Jordan.
Confronted by federal agents at his home in early February 2011, Abdallat cooperated with the FBI and told them about the travel voucher scheme, Stillinger said. He also was charged with eight counts of misuse of a diplomatic passport, but had all but two of those charges dropped. Investigators did not find a connection between the travel voucher fraud and the money transfers, Stillinger said.”
Maybe the GSA shindig needs a second look. That seemed like another money-laundering operation to me.
” Congress is just now getting a peek at the billions that were laundered through green shell corporations for nonexistent energy, and then there’s the DOEs $5 billion weatherization scam.”
Funny....we know all about this, and much more. I guess Congress is too busy with parties, and such..
Right. Congress is just now acknowledging this fraud. Many are busy with their own scams. As I've said before, the smartest thing Al Qaeda did on 9/11 was not flying a plane into the Capitol building.