Immigration officer arrested for taking bribes of thousands in cash... and egg rolls

Asians behaving badly... egg roll bribery edition! In Southern California, an immigration officer was arrested last month for taking bribes -- thousands of dollars and egg rolls -- from immigrants seeking citizenship and green cards: Immigration Officer Took Egg Rolls, Cash as Bribes, Feds Say.

47-year-old Mai Nhu Nguyen, an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was arrested after accepting a $2,200 bribe from an immigrant who was seeking citizenship. In other instances, Nguyen allegedly took $1,000 from an immigrant seeking a green card, and 200 egg rolls from an immigrant seeking citizenship:

Mai Nhu Nguyen, 47, of Irvine, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury. The indictment specifically alleges three counts of solicitation and receipt of a bribe by a public official.

Nguyen was arrested on June 6 after allegedly accepting a $2,200 bribe from an immigrant who was seeking United States citizenship.

In addition to the bribe earlier this month, the indictment alleges that Nguyen solicited and took bribes from immigrants in 2011. In one case, Nguyen is accused of taking $1,000 from an immigrant seeking a “green card” and 200 egg rolls from an immigrant seeking citizenship.

Nguyen, who has worked at USCIS’s Santa Ana office for approximately eight years, is an immigration service officer with the power to approve or deny applications for immigration benefits that are submitted by immigrants.
Each count of bribery by a public official carries a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. Man, those must have been some damn good egg rolls. More here: U.S. Immigration Official Named in Federal Indictment That Alleges Bribes Paid to Approve Applications for Citizenship and 'Green Cards.'

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