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2 Ex-Dept. of Homeland Security Employees Indicted

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Posted: Apr 10, 2013 11:57 AM

Updated: Apr 10, 2013 12:20 PM

MCALLEN - Two former Department of Homeland Security employees were indicted. They're accused of faking documents in order to cover up a lack of progress on cases.

Eugenio Pedraza, the former head of DHS Office of the Inspector General in McAllen was indicted on charges of falsifying records, obstructing investigations, obstructing justice and conspiracy. Marco Rodriguez, one of Pedraza's subordinates, was also charged.

The office they worked in investigates wrongdoing in various DHS branches, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

In a related case, another former DHS-OIG special agent pleaded guilty to falsifying records in the scheme in January. Wayne Ball is scheduled for sentencing in July.

Topics: McAllen, department of homeland security, office of inspector general, falsifying documents, DHS, indictment

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