Crossing the line: Corruption at the border

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Andrew Rodriguez

Age: 29
Occupation: Border Patrol
Gender: Male
Years of service: 6-10 years
Duty station: Grand Forks, ND
Case date: 1-27-2011
Crime: False statements
Sentence: Awaiting sentencing
Former Border Patrol Agent Andrew Rodriguez, 30, pleaded guilty in March 2011 to one count of false statements. According to a post-indictment press release, Rodriguez was charged with one count of making a false statement to FBI agents regarding a story he fabricated about two men who ran him off the road and threatened his family. Rodriguez told FBI agents that while driving along a Minnesota highway, two men threatened to harm his family unless he did what they asked. In addition, Rodriguez later claimed to have seen the men's vehicle near his home. Rodriguez later admitted to making up the story in an effort to relocate his family to the southern border. He is awaiting sentencing.
News reports

Ex-border agent admits lying to get job transfer (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, March 17, 2011)