Border Patrol Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Fellow Agent

Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol supervisor pleaded guilty to assaulting another agent in a work meeting at a field office in Port Angeles, Washington, the Peninsula Daily News reports. 

On Wednesday, Mauricio G. Benitez, 42, acknowledged he choked an acting field operations supervisor and pinned him against a chair, the Daily News wrote.

The plea was part of an agreement with prosecutors to avoid jail. In exchange for the plea, the Justice Department will seek three years of probation and possible angle management classes.

Benitez, who is on administrative leave, is to be sentenced June 5 at U.S. District Court in Tacoma, the Daily News reports.

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