Crossing the line: Corruption at the border

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Roberto Easterbrooks

Age: 35
Occupation: Border Patrol
Gender: Male
Years of service: 11-15 years
Duty station: Naco, AZ
Case date: 5-4-2012
Crime: Theft of government funds
Sentence: $500 fine/$90 restitution
Former Border Patrol Lead Agent Roberto Easterbrooks, 35, pleaded guilty in August 2012 in a U.S. district court in Arizona to the charge of theft of government funds. According to court documents, Easterbrooks, while on duty, sold six boxes with 50 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition to a man in a restaurant parking lot. Easterbrook later admitted to investigators that he'd sold a total of 22 boxes of ammunition on three separate occasions for about $340. Easterbrooks resigned from the Border Patrol.

Easterbrooks criminal information (U.S. District Court, Arizona, Aug. 23, 2012)

Easterbrooks complaint (U.S. District Court, Arizona, May 4, 2012)