The identity theft victims are reported to be individuals who were in various stages of immigration proceedings, the felony information document states.
A top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lawyer in Seattle has been accused of stealing identities from immigrants, court records show.More news: Barnaby Joyce digs in while Nationals debate forcing him out
According to court rules, the type of charging document filed in Sanchez's case - called an information - can be filed only when a defendant has agreed to waive his or her right to be indicted by a grand jury; it's typically an indication that a plea agreement is in the works. He also allegedly used his official ICE email address to forward personal information of one of the victims, including an energy bill, a U.S. residence card, and copy of a Chinese passport. The email contained a copy of a Chinese passport, an energy bill and a USA residence card.
BuzzFeed reports that according to the complaint, the case against Sanchez was brought by the DOJ's Public Integrity Section in Washington, DC, a division overseeing corruption cases involving public officials.More news: Officers investigate suspicious white powder in Houses of Parliament
Breitbart Texas reached out to ICE officials in Seattle for more information about the case. She did, however, tell CNN that she planned to withhold comment on the matter until after Sanchez appeared in court. They arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants in September's "Operation Safe City" operation, a four-day effort in which the administration targeted so-called sanctuary cities around the country, including Seattle, where local officials do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.
So much so that the deportation raids and travel bans have increased dramatically, but these antics have nothing to do with the legal or illegal status of Americans, nor does it have much to do with national security, because if that was the case Sanchez wouldn't have been using information of immigrants for financial gains.More news: Millions of Android devices infected with crypto mining malware