- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man accused of posing as a federal agent and bilking immigrants out of $1.5 million is being sought after authorities say he cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and fled to Mexico.

The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday that a warrant has been issued for the re-arrest of Hardev Singh Mohan Singh Panesar.

The 70-year-old is accused of posing as a Homeland Security agent and promising more than 100 victims that he could obtain legal immigration status for them or stop their deportation proceedings. Authorities say he charged up to $40,000 each.

The Times says the San Diego County man was awaiting trial when authorities were alerted on June 21 that his ankle monitor had been tampered with.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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