Top ICE lawyer charged with stealing immigrants' identities

Top ICE lawyer charged with stealing immigrants' identities

The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle was charged with stealing the identities of multiple immigrants over a four-year span, according to charging documents obtained by ABC News on Wednesday.

Sanchez faces one count of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The accused fraudster resigned Monday, a Justice Department official said, the same day as the charges were filed in U.S. District Court. "Using the personally identifying information of seven aliens in various stages of immigration proceedings with the United States Immigrant and Customs Enforcement to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses", according to the court document.

The charges state that on April 18, 2016, Sanchez sent himself an email through his government account containing an image of a US permanent resident card and the biographical page of a Chinese passport issued to R.H. The email also allegedly contained a Puget Sound Energy bill in R.H.'s name for service at an address in a southern Seattle neighborhood with a large Asian population.

According to the complaint, the case was lead by the Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section in Washington, DC, which oversees corruption cases involving public officials.


Breitbart Texas reached out to ICE officials in Seattle for more information about the case.

The AP reported that Sanchez is scheduled to appear in federal court on Thursday to enter a plea.

It is pertinent to note, how this case brings forth the kind of power abuse used by an ICE attorney. He then allegedly used this information to obtain financial gains from USA financial institutions.

If anything, these strategies are racist and they prevent people of color from living a normal life for themselves under Trump's regime.

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