DHS OIG Agent Guilty of Falsifying Records

From the AP

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former U.S. Homeland Security agent pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to fake investigative records, and details released during the hearing in Brownsville suggest he falsified documents at the urging of his supervisor.

Wayne Ball was a former special agent with the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s Office in McAllen. He was accused of falsifying records in an investigation into a customs officer suspected of aiding in drug and human trafficking.

A gap in investigative activity in that case — combined with an upcoming internal review of his office — apparently led Ball’s supervisor to order the deception. Prosecutors believe that Ball initially suggested that a new agent focus on the case, but that his supervisor wanted documents that falsely suggested past work had been.

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Furthermore, since the topic of falsifying records is in the news – Why in 2009 did ICE get the assignment to review the records of thousands of Federal employees who bought fake degrees from diploma mills to obtain or advance their careers? Wasn’t James Woosley the head of ICE intel at that time?

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