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Open-borders corruptocrat nabbed

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 2, 2007 02:57 PM

Update: Debbie Schlussel has the goods on LaShish and the corrupted Roy Bailey here and here. Given Schlussel’s reporting, Murphy doesn’t seem to merit what little praise I offered earlier today.

Why am I not surprised?

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I wrote a chapter in Invasion about rotten immigration officials who sold out their country, took bribes from illegal aliens, aided smuggling rings, undermined our laws, and endangered our lives. The story never ends:

A top immigration official in Detroit has been indicted by a federal grand jury for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to release aliens who were supposed to be deported and facilitate other immigration frauds.

Part of the scam involved a fraud whereby LaShish Restaurants employees were able to stay in the country through fraudulent marriages to other LaShish employees, according to federal officials and a grand jury indictment unsealed today.

Talal Chahine, 52, owner of LaShish and already a fugitive on criminal tax charges believed to be living in Lebanon, is one of five defendants named in the indictment.

Roy M. Bailey, 54, of Romulus, who was assistant director for the Immigration and Naturalization Service field office in Detroit and director for detention and removal operations, is charged with accepting bribes, conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit extortion by a public official, conspiracy to defraud the federal government, failing to report a felony.

“Our office considers this to be an outright selling of one’s office,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy. “These sorts of corruption matters are among the most serious that we take.”

Glad someone’s taking it seriously. The fake marriage scheme has been used by Middle Eastern aliens before…in order to help pave the way for jihad fund-raising operations.

This will make more than a few of my whistleblower sources snort out loud:

Murphy said the case is serious but he believes it is an isolated incident and he does not believe there is widespread corruption in the federal immigration service.

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