Antonio Burgos, 48, was dealing with a failing marriage and divorce proceedings when he first approached an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent near the Oregon-Washington border in May of 2018.
Burgos offered the agent $3,000 to deport his wife and her child from a previous relationship to their home country of El Salvador.
Rather than accept the bribe, the ICE agent reported Burgos’s request to the Office of Professional Responsibility.
The OPR then initiated a sting operation with the help of the Department of Homeland Security, according to ABC News.
The OPR recorded two conversations where Burgos offered to pay the agent $3,000, and then set up a meeting at a predetermined location in June. At this meeting, Burgos raised his offer to $4,000.
23 days after the meeting, Burgos was arrested.
Burgos was charged with and pleaded guilty to one count of bribery to a public official. After his four month prison stint, Burgos will serve three years of supervised release.
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