Ex-Border Patrol agent gets prison in money laundering case

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A former Border Patrol agent accused of structuring bank transactions to evade reporting requirements has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say Raimundo Borjas also was sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised release with the condition that he won't seek future employment in law enforcement.

Borjas pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering last August.

He had been with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection since April 2003 and assigned to the Tucson Sector.

Authorities say Borjas was suspended in March 2013 after making $61,600 in suspicious cash deposits at a credit union in Douglas.

All of the deposits were for under $10,000 to avoid federal reporting requirements.

Investigators say Borjas later withdrew $32,400, gave it to a drug trafficker and received $9,720 as payment.


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