U.S.: Former Border Patrol agent claims entrapped by FBI

Posted on April 9, 2016 • Filed under: Border Issues, Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, United States

TUCSON (CN) courthousenews.com reported – A former Border Patrol agent claims the FBI entrapped and indicted him on bogus charges of money laundering and bribery to try to rescue their undercover operation at a Southern Arizona port of entry, ruining his life and career.
Seeking $5.5 million in damages, Lauro Tobias and his wife sued the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Homeland Security, three federal agents and an assistant U.S. Attorney, among others, in Federal Court.
Lauro Tobias had worked at the Lukeville Port of Entry for about 10 years when the FBI began an undercover operation there in October 2010, codenamed “Dirty Blue.”
Lukeville is a tiny, unincorporated village in extreme southwestern Arizona, opposite Sonoyta, Mexico. It is best known to U.S. tourists as the gateway to Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, a popular beach camping ground in Sonora, on the Gulf of California.
The operation placed defendant Agent Adam Hoffman undercover at the port of entry as a Customs and Border Protection firearms instructor and temporary supervisor, according to the March 7 complaint.
At some point the investigation shifted focus and concentrated on Tobias. Read Full Article

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