- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Five parole officers in El Paso have been accused of faking documents for some people they were overseeing in drug-related and other cases.

Court documents obtained by the El Paso Times (https://bit.ly/2aQDHML ) indicate the undercover investigation involved parole officers allegedly falsifying forms and forging signatures. A drug-rehabilitation coordinator was also arrested Thursday.

All are charged with state counts of tampering with government records.

The investigation began after the state parole division contacted the FBI about possible criminal activity at the El Paso office. The newspaper reports the documents do not indicate that money was exchanged for the alleged falsifications since 2014.

FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Keith Byers says the defendants were expected to legitimately monitor parolees and ensure the safety of the community.


Information from: El Paso Times, https://www.elpasotimes.com

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