Former ICE Counsel Gets 18 Years For Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday sentenced a former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney to nearly 18 years in prison for taking $500,000 in bribes from immigrants seeking to stay in the U.S.

Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. sentenced Constantine Peter Kallas in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to 212 months in prison, also ordering the former assistance chief counsel for ICE to pay back $296,865 in restitution for falsely receiving worker's compensation benefits.

“Mr. Kallas has received one of...
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