Homeland Security Supervisor Sentenced for Falsifying Border Investigations

Homeland Security Supervisor Sentenced for Falsifying Border Investigations

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A former supervisor of the federal agency tasked with watching over federal agents along the Texas border will spend three years and one month in prison for running an enforcement unit that falsified and backdated investigations that were either not completed or were never done.

On Monday, 49-year-old Eugenio Pedraza, the former McAllen supervisor for Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General went before U.S. District Judge Andrew Hannen who handed down the sentence.

The Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General is the federal agency in charge of investigating U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Customs and Border Patrol officers, and other federal employees along the border. Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas show that the investigations dealt primarily with corrupt agents who were taking money in for allowing the illegal crossing of aliens or drugs.

As previously reported by Breitbart Texas, Pedraza was convicted by a jury of conspiracy and five counts of falsifying government documents in March after a four day trial. During the trial, jurors heard testimony and evidence about how Pedraza failed to oversee that his office ran proper investigations by having agents make up reports, backdate activity logs and “fill in the gaps” with inaccurate information.

Other members of Pedraza’s office have either pleaded guilty or have been sentenced while yet other members have not been charged. 

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