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U.S. agent was allegedly bribed with cash, egg rolls

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:23 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013

SANTA ANA, Calif. » An immigration officer has been indicted on charges that she took cash and egg rolls as bribes from immigrants seeking citizenship and green cards.

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Mai Nhu Nguyen was indicted Wednesday on three counts of solicitation of a bribe by a public official.

Prosecutors say Nguyen took 200 egg rolls from a citizenship applicant and received $1,000 and $2,200 bribes from two other immigrants since 2011.

Nguyen worked as an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Santa Ana where she reviewed immigrants' applications for benefits.

Nguyen was arrested June 6 and released on a $20,000 bond. She is set to be arraigned July 1.

A message left for an attorney for Nguyen was not immediately returned.

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allie wrote:
on June 27,2013 | 03:33PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Must have been really good egg rolls.
on June 27,2013 | 03:34PM
Mahalo wrote:
She couldn't have eaten all those egg roles by herself... I am guessing the rest of the immigration staff enjoyed some of them too. Next time ask for some chow fun instead of egg rolls and you may not have been busted....
on June 27,2013 | 04:06PM
bender wrote:
And that raises the question of whether or not the rest of the staff questioned where the egg rolls came from.
on June 28,2013 | 05:48AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Egg rolls!....really!..ha ha
on June 27,2013 | 07:48PM
joshislost wrote:
Mai Nhu Nguyen-Sounds like a legitimate IMMIGRATION officer LOL
on June 27,2013 | 09:14PM
grantos wrote:
the value of egg rolls exceeded the $25 threshold for reporting haha
on June 27,2013 | 10:36PM
Skyler wrote:
Man, you can't make this stuff up... she has egg rolls all over her face now.
on June 28,2013 | 01:33AM
bender wrote:
Obviously the price to become a citizen has dropped. It used to be that you had to go through a bothersome process which included waiting your turn.
on June 28,2013 | 05:50AM
MexMe wrote:
And a whole meal instead of just a stack of pupus. Hopefully, these were spring rolls and came with lettuce and the fixings. Then it would make more sense !
on June 28,2013 | 07:31AM
cojef wrote:
Well, our government every so often grants amnesty to the illegals(oops, can't call them that), undocumented would be more politically correct, so it's her form of amnesty, eggs rolls for immigration papers.
on June 28,2013 | 08:59AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Really hungry or really good egg rolls?
on June 28,2013 | 10:28AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
It would be nice if we could get that recipe.
on June 28,2013 | 11:49AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Give me some summer rolls and I will roll over for you.
on June 28,2013 | 12:15PM
tiki886 wrote:
So on an average of once a year she jeopardizes her career and risks jail time for so little? I wonder how she was caught?

I guess this is so rare that we don't hear about the Latino or Hispanic bribes.

on June 28,2013 | 03:15PM
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