- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An immigration officer has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for taking bribes in cash and egg rolls from immigrants seeking green cards and citizenship.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles says 48-year-old Mai Nhu Nguyen was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton.

Prosecutors say Nguyen took 200 egg rolls from a citizenship applicant and $1,000 from an immigrant seeking a green card between 2011 and 2013.

She was arrested last year. In May, she pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting bribe under a deal with prosecutors.

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

A call to Nguyen’s attorney John Early has not been returned.



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