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Analyst: 300 Border Agents in Corruption Probe
News Max ^ | July 7 2014 | Drew MacKenzie

Posted on 07/07/2014 8:42:28 AM PDT by PoloSec

Hundreds of customs and immigration agents are being investigated for corruption near the border, according to The Washington Times, citing estimates from an analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement records.

The data was taken from redacted reports from the agency obtained though the Freedom of information Act, which showed that at least six federal immigration agents are being probed for illegally snooping on law enforcement databases.

The information also revealed that one Customs and Border Protection officer is being investigated for possible links to a "drug-trafficking organization that has utilized compromised law-enforcement officers in the past," the Times reported.

Border analyst James Phelps, a professor at Angelo State University in Texas who reviewed the data, estimated that as many as 300 border officers are under investigation for corruption.

Phelps said that having a corrupted official with access to law enforcement databases creates more opportunities for drug cartels or human traffickers to pay off other officers.

"How do you corrupt someone like that? It’s real easy," he told the newspaper. "You offer them more money in a weekend than they make in an entire year. If you can get a hold of a person’s driver’s license, you can find out everything — the works.

"If the cartels can identify an agent by name and find out where they live, they can come and make an offer. Take our money and turn a blind eye, or we kill your mom. Down in Mexico, the cartels have no problem doing that, and that’s where you have a lot of agents fail."

While declining to discuss specific cases in the records, ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said:

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 07/07/2014 8:42:28 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Kinda like the Islamist. Yep, we’re being taken over. It’s not going to be pretty.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 8:47:20 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: PoloSec

Mostly, the corruption probe is so that they can put the whole force under a gag order...


3 posted on 07/07/2014 8:51:12 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ingtar

Cloward-Piven.

Reduce the border patrol even further, creating an even larger flow of illegals.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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5 posted on 07/07/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Perfect opportunity to say to the administration, “we are taking the funding for those 16k IRS agents and either moving it over to ICE for the immediate hiring of 10k agents or to the border states National Guards units.

Let Obama make the call.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 9:14:03 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: PoloSec

Twenty guys gone bad, possibly, but doubtful. Three hundred strains credulity.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 9:22:40 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: PoloSec; LucyT
Any chance Obama's people have done an equivalent of "fast and furious' by cherry picking agents to remove?

Are they cherry picking corrupt agents to keep? Odd this stuff's coming out now - interesting timing... more than a coincidence?

8 posted on 07/07/2014 9:32:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: PoloSec

Well, the ‘good guys’ in the ‘leadership’ won’t follow ANY rules........

Why should the underlings????


9 posted on 07/07/2014 9:33:29 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohamuud a PEDOPHILE, sharia is POISON.)
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To: PoloSec
What percentage of the BP are first- or second-generation immigrants?

Are we approaching fox/henhouse?

10 posted on 07/07/2014 10:06:08 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: GOPJ
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Analyst: 300 Border Agents in Corruption Probe

Oh, really!?

"Any chance Obama's people have done an equivalent of "fast and furious' by cherry picking agents to remove?

"Are they cherry picking corrupt agents to keep? Odd this stuff's coming out now - interesting timing... more than a coincidence?"

Thanks, GOPJ.

11 posted on 07/07/2014 1:46:22 PM PDT by LucyT (zer0 is draining & overloading the system in order to get the political change he wants.)
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To: GOPJ; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...

Analyst: 300 Border Agents in Corruption Probe

Oh, dear. I meant to ping everyone to GOPJ's post.

Sorry 'bout that.

Check out # 8 , or # 11.

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12 posted on 07/08/2014 9:18:12 PM PDT by LucyT (zer0 is draining & overloading the system in order to get the political change he wants.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yep.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 9:29:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: LucyT; GOPJ; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine
The Border Patrol agents themselves are in many cases the offspring of illegal aliens, residents of La Zona de Tolerancia which is what the so-called "Mexican Border" ought to be really called. That is a 200-mile wide strip of lawless territory wide open to any enemy able to pay bribes.

Don't be shocked. Even the Kaiser's Intelligence Agents used it, as did the Communists throughout the interwar period, al qaida, and now Team Obama. BTW, one cannot expect Border Patrol Agents to be incorruptible in the service of a corrupt administration.

14 posted on 07/09/2014 3:24:05 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: PoloSec; LucyT; Moseley

“....Phelps said that having a corrupted official with access to law enforcement databases creates more opportunities for drug cartels or human traffickers to pay off other officers. ....”

“Or HUMAN TRAFFICKERS”

This is what 0 is enabling.

Thanks Polosec for the post!

LucyT, Moseley, ping to this excerpt of the post!


15 posted on 07/09/2014 4:23:13 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: LucyT; PoloSec

Thanks very much for the ping; post.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 5:44:05 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kenny Bunk
BTW, one cannot expect Border Patrol Agents to be incorruptible in the service of a corrupt administration.

Interesting point.

Research backs you up on this Kenny Bunk... turns out MORE employees steal from their companies if they perceive upper management as corrupt.

That said, I doubt SEALS are stealing wet suits because the Obama Administration's lawless. If Border Patrol Agents are acting unethically in an open fashion it's time to replace them with a completely new organization. This type of stuff might be understandable but it's not acceptable.

17 posted on 07/09/2014 6:07:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Remember the oath is to "support and defend the Constitution" not the President.FRrfreedom4u)
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