An Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent is getting ready to serve prison time for running a bribery scheme on immigrations who were trying to avoid deportation, according to a new report.
On Monday, ICE officer Clifton Divers was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in January to bribery and fraud charges, according to The Detroit News.
“No one is above the law, particularly law enforcement officers in whom we place our trust to maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and professionalism,” U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said at the sentencing.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Divers took part in conspiring with Birmingham attorney Charles Busse to obtain deportation deferrals and other immigration benefits for the lawyer’s clients who paid their fair share.
According to the report, Busse would make up information claiming that immigrants from Iraq, Mexico and Albania were undercover informants in federal investigations – which qualified them for a deportation deferment program.
Divers’ role was to use his security clearance to make sure the deferment materialized.