Top ICE Official Expected to Plead Guilty
Details on scam
- Duration 2:18
- Date May 1, 2012
Details on scam
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Well bill this is a major breakdown on two fronts one have a travel scam were ice wasn't even requirements seats.
When employees -- expenses secondly -- intelligence failure.
Where the highest ranking officials with top security clearances are going to the Middle East unauthorized.
With secret bank accounts in the administration.
-- -- -- -- The immigration and customs enforcement or ice is America's second largest investigative agency after the FBI.
At its highest level was James loosely be acting director of intelligence who oversaw an eighty million dollar budget and allegedly stole.
Part of that -- -- money for himself.
Living the high life under the radar.
In an elaborate travel scam that allowed -- -- to buy a new home and vote here's how court records say it worked.
Up to seven ice co workers travel to Washington where they claim to stay a local hotels but.
Actually stayed -- -- -- -- homes in Virginia who's live in girlfriend and an ice colleague Dan created false receipts won't easily approved a fabricated expenses for rental cars meals and lodging.
Then got a kick back for half the amount when the workers got reimbursed.
Prosecutors say will -- -- Basil about a 180000.
Dollars in the scheme.
That defrauded taxpayers of more than half a 1000001 of the -- employees involved was Ahmed -- the El Paso intelligence chief.
The FBI says he wired 570.
Grand to private Middle Eastern accounts and failed to disclose another one point two million held overseas.
Investigators say Abdullah a former colonel in the Jordanian air force.
Took multiple unauthorized trips there on a diplomatic passport in in 2006.
Lied about his past.
But wasn't fire and capped his national security clearance.
He was also not supposed to have that passport -- -- -- that they guilty to a bells and it was -- is likely to today.
-- -- house homeland security committee is demanding to know bill what happened.
Because in this -- -- doll that was compromised by foreign group or government.
Is it unaware God's hands on one point seven billion dollar I'm sure you'll follow with thank you William William lodge -- us live in LA and that story today looks.