Various news outlets reported late last night that the top lawyer for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Seattle, Washington area has been indicted for identity theft.
Former chief counsel Raphael A. Sanchez is accused of using the identities of immigrants to defraud various banks and credit card companies.
Sanchez used the identifying information of the seven immigrants to "defraud financial institutions" including American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Citibank, Discover, and JPMorgan Chase, according to the charging document. He also allegedly used his official ICE email address to forward personal information of one of the victims, including an energy bill, a US residence card, and copy of a Chinese passport.
In the grand scheme of things, I suppose white collar crime is almost quaint compared to everything else ICE is guilty of, such as acting like an unaccountable gestapo.