Immigration Official Arrested for Illegally Bringing Immigrant from Ghana into U.S.
On Wednesday, a U.S. immigration official was arrested by federal officers for helping to arrange for a man from Ghana to illegally enter the country.
Samuel Nyanteng, 33, was arrested at his home in New Jersey on August 6 for filing false documents and making false statements to allow the Ghanaian, who is thus far unnamed in reports, to immigrate to the US.
Nyanteng, Ghanaian by birth and a naturalized U.S. Citizen, has been working as an immigration services assistant at the Newark office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for three years.
Nyanteng was about to be given a promotion until the arrest occurred.
At the time of the arrest, officials also served a search warrant on Nyanteng's home.
"Nyanteng has been charged with perjury, false swearing, and conspiracy," the Star-Ledger reported. "Bail has been set at $30,000 with a 10 percent option, and he is expected to make his first court appearance later this week."
The arrest was made by officers with Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray's office and officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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