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Ex-CBP Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Bribery

Photo via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling

A former CBP officer from Nogales has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to bribery. 

Jose Rosalio Fuentes, 58, was a CBP officer assigned to canine duty at the Nogales Port of entry in early 2018 when he allowed an undocumented immigrant into the U.S. in exchange for a $6,000 cash bribe. 

Fuentes, who knew the migrant was a convicted felon, allowed the man to enter the U.S. through the Nogales Port of Entry during his shift. A surveillance camera captured Fuentes pretending to swipe the migrant’s ID card at the port of entry before allowing him to pass through the pedestrian gate. 

Fuentes also was sentenced last week to three years of probation and a $6,000 fine. 

The investigation was led by Southern Arizona Corruption Task Force, which includes members from the FBI, the Homeland Security-Office of Inspector General, Immigration and Custom Enforcement-Office of Professional Responsibility, CBP-Office of Professional Responsibility, Tucson Police Department, and the DEA. 

The Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case. 

Update: Biden to Keep FBI Director Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray in Atlanta. Photo via FBI.

By Steve Neavling

Update: Thursday, 4:22 p.m.President Joe Biden plans to keep FBI Director Christopher Wray in his post, a senior administration official tells CNN.

Posted From Thursday Morning

Will President Biden keep Christopher Wray at the helm of the FBI? 

Asked if Biden has confidence in the FBI director, the White House’s new press secretary didn’t have a direct answer. 

“I have not spoke with him about specifically FBI Director Wray in recent days,” Jen Psaki said at the Biden administration’s first news conference, The Washington Post reports.

A government officials told The Post that there was no indication that Biden was worried about Wray, who was often criticized by President Trump for failing to peddle baseless claims about election fraud. 

Wray took over as director in 2017 after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey in May of that year. 

Directors traditionally serve 10-year terms.