Another Obama Scandal: Top ICE Figure Pleads Guilty in Brazen Scam

Posted by on May 01, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Somehow Bush will eventually be blamed.

In a brazen criminal scheme to defraud taxpayers, one of the highest-ranking officials in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to helping embezzle more than $500,000 from the federal government.

Over three years, James Woosley and at least five other ICE employees scammed the agency by fabricating expenses for trips that were never taken and for hotel, rental car and restaurant expenses that did not exist, according to court records.

His son, also named James Woosley, and live-in girlfriend, Lateisha Rollerson — both ICE employees — allegedly ran the scam out of the elder Woosley’s two Virginia homes.

Here’s how it worked, according to court records:

ICE employees traveled to Washington, D.C., on business, but instead of staying at a hotel, they stayed with Woosley. Rollerson allegedly created false receipts from hotels like the local Marriott, while Woosley approved their fraudulent expense reports and charged each employee a kick-back fee for half the amount.

Prosecutors accused Woosley of receiving about $188,000, some of which he used to buy a new house and a boat.

Sources inside ICE tell Fox News the scam represents total breakdown of oversight within the agency, especially given the periodic background checks and financial examinations given to agents working within the sensitive Office of Intelligence.

A total breakdown of oversight? In other words, there was no oversight whatsoever.

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5 Responses to “Another Obama Scandal: Top ICE Figure Pleads Guilty in Brazen Scam”

  1. Blue Hen on 1/01/12 at 1:27 pm

    On the bright side, they weren’t undocumented. The crap was all false, but they had documentation.

  2. Aarradin on 1/01/12 at 6:20 pm

    So, they are going after EVERYONE that participated in this scam, right?

    They should all be charged with conspiracy as well.

  3. IMOnotyours on 1/01/12 at 10:04 pm

    FYI this chain of events started in June 2008 and came to an end in 2010…so I would advice you to check your facts or label your jibberish “fiction” but based on current events…you know, like on “Law & Order” (dadant)

  4. Blue Hen on 2/02/12 at 9:57 am

    Good idea. Let’s stress the timing of the “chain of events”. We can then compare and contrast how the media covered Solyandra and how they’ll cover this slop. Bush shot down Solyandra, and Obama gave them the cash. This ICE mess started during Bush’s last year and stopped in 2010. Wanna bet that the MFM won’t highlight this, even though they’ve been ignoring the fact that Solyandra was all dear leader? They’ve already tried floating the gag that the original Solyandra loan application was uring the Booooooooosh years.