U.S. Indicts HSI Special Agent and 2 Colombians for Bribery Scheme to Dismiss an Indictment

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Friday, October 6, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 

On September 25, 2017, U.S. law enforcement officials announced that a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida returned an indictment charging a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent and two Colombian nationals with conspiracy, corruption, and obstruction of justice charges arising from their participation in a bribery scheme that resulted in the dismissal of an indictment filed against Jose Piedrahita Ceballos, one of the Colombian nationals, in exchange for cash and other things of value.