SANTA ANA (AP) — An immigration officer has been indicted on charges that she took bribes in cash and egg rolls from immigrants seeking citizenship and green cards.
Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Mai Nhu Nguyen was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday on three counts of solicitation of a bribe by a public official.READ MORE: Temecula Businessman Charged In $7M COVID Relief Fraud
Prosecutors say Nguyen took 200 egg rolls from a citizenship applicant and received $1,000 and $2,200 bribes from two other immigrants since 2011.
Nguyen worked as an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Santa Ana where she reviewed immigrants’ applications for benefits.READ MORE: Father Of Kristin Smart Murder Suspect Released From Jail After Posting Bail
Nguyen was arrested on June 6 and released on a $20,000 bond. She is set to be arraigned July 1.
A message left for an attorney for Nguyen was not immediately returned.MORE NEWS: With Anti-Asian Violence On The Rise, Public Invited To Learn More About Hate Crimes With Federal Officials
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