Crossing the line: Corruption at the border

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Oscar Ortiz-Martinez

Age: 30
Occupation: Customs and Border Protection
Gender: Male
Years of service: 1-5 years
Duty station: Calexico, CA
Case date: 9-23-2010
Crime: Convicted of bribery and drug smuggling charges
Sentence: Sentencing reset for Feb. 22, 2013    
Customs and Border Protection Officer Oscar Ortiz-Martinez was arrested in September 2010 on federal corruption charges involving bribery, conspiracy to import a controlled substance, and aiding and abetting the importation of a controlled substance. A federal jury convicted Ortiz-Martinez of bribery and drug smuggling charges in September 2012. Sentencing was scheduled for Nov. 16, 2012, but was reset for February 22, 2013.
News reports

Corrupt CBP officer found guilty (Imperial Valley Press, Sept. 15, 2012)

U.S. border inspector charged with drug conspiracy (Los Angeles Times, Sept. 25, 2010)

Documents

Oscar Ortiz-Martinez Recording Transcript (U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, July 13, 2011)

Oscar Ortiz-Martinez Detention Order (U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Oct. 19, 2010)

Oscar Ortiz-Martinez Detention Hearing Transcript (U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Oct. 1, 2010)