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Border Patrol Agent Charged with Lying to Grand Jury about Expense Vouchers

border patrolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent out of Tucson was charged with lying to a grand jury in San Diego following a military housing voucher scheme.

Agent David Wayne Skinner testified about two Marines who were accused of fraud by claiming to be renting each other’s homes, the San Diego Union Tribune reports

The Marines collected a total of more than $200,000 in travel expense vouchers that were supposed to be for their lease payments.

Skinner claimed to be one of the Marine’s landlords.

Ex-ICE Official Sentenced to Probation in Fraud Scheme

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former research specialist for Immigration and Customs Enforcement was sentenced to probation for scheming with co-workers to use fake travel vouchers to steal more than $500,000 from the government, the Washington Examiner reports.

William Korn, 53, was sentenced two years of probation and ordered to return tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent expense claims.

Korn is among four ICE employees to plead guilty for their roles in similar schemes with James Woosley, the agency’s former acting director of intelligence.

While working on a temporary assignment during a 14-month period starting in October 2008, Korn began turning in fraudulent travel vouchers for hotel and meal expensive, according to the Examiner.