Former US Immigration Intelligence Chief Behind Bars
July 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
James M. Woosley, 48 former US Federal Immigration Intelligence Director who fraudulently claiming more than $500,000 in fake expense and pay claims was sentenced to 20 months in prison. He was pleaded guilty for stealing more than $ 188,000 through travel vouchers scheme, false time and attendance claims.
Three of his subordinates – Stephen E. Henderson, 62; Lateisha M. Rollerson, 38; and Ahmed Adil Abdallat, 64 – had previously pleaded guilty in the case. Another Subordinate William J.Korn, 53 also pleaded guilty and is waiting for sentence.
U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. said Woosley “took advantage of the trust he was given by the United States government to carry out a scheme that cost American taxpayers more than a half million dollars.”
“He personally obtained more than $188,000 while also bringing others into the fraud. Now he and four others have been convicted of their crimes, and he will be spending time in prison for this betrayal of his office,” he said in a statement.
After completing his time in prison, Woosley will be placed on three years of supervised release. In addition, as part of his plea agreement, he agreed to forfeiture and restitution of the money he obtained by fraud.