aside ICE Lawyer Charged With Stealing Immigrant’s IDs For Profit

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It is not bad enough that Ice agents operating under the direction of DHS (US Department of Homeland Security) headed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielson, hand picked her former boss, General John Kelly, are arresting for deportation decent hard working folks in addition to criminals, it looks like there are those vultures picking over their carcasses. Just this week of February 13,  2018, the chief lawyer for ICE out of Seattle has been arrested and charged with stealing immigrants’ identities.

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On February 14, 2018, Gene Johnson of AP penned the following report, “ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrant ID”


“The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants’ identities.”

“Raphael A. Sanchez, who resigned from the agency effective Monday, faces one count of aggravated identity theft and another of wire fraud in a charging document filed Monday in U.S. District Court.”

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“Prosecutors with the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section allege that Sanchez stole the identities of seven people “in various stages of immigration proceedings” to defraud credit card companies including American Express, Bank of America and Capital One.”

“According to court rules, the type of charging document filed in Sanchez’s case — called an information — can be filed only when a defendant has agreed to waive his or her right to be indicted by a grand jury; it’s typically an indication that a plea agreement is in the works. The court’s calendar showed that Sanchez is due to enter a plea Thursday (2/15/18).”

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The charging document contained few specifics about the allegations, but did give one example: It said that in April 2016, Sanchez sent an email from his government account to his Yahoo account that included personal information pertaining to a Chinese national identified only as R.H. The information Sanchez sent included an image of R.H.’s U.S. permanent resident card, the biographical page of R.H.’s Chinese passport and a utility bill in R.H.’s name.


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