Former ICE Employee Pleads Guilty To Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former assistant to an acting intelligence chief at Immigration and Customs Enforcement has pleaded guilty to participating in a fraud scheme involving around $295,000.

Lateisha M. Rollerson, 38, of Bowie, Md., pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington to conversion of
government money. The Justice Department says that under federal guidelines, she faces a likely sentence of 18 to 24 months in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for June 7.

Rollerson agreed to forfeit money she wrongfully obtained as part of the plea agreement.

According to the Justice Department, Rollerson made fraudulent hotel receipts, and obtained travel authorizations for trips that didn’t happen.

Three other people had already pleaded guilty to charges related to the fraud scheme, including two former intelligence research specialists.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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