Sunday, April 29, 2012

Former ICE Intelligence Chief Accused Of Embezzling More Than $180K

James M. Woosley
James M. Woosley, 48, of Northern Virginia has been accused by federal officials of embezzling more than $180,000 from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") agency where he had served as intelligence chief.  According to authorities, Woolsey colluded with several of his subordinates, including his personal assistant, Lateisha M. Rollerson, 38, of Bowie, Maryland, to pilfer funds from the agency.  Prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of $183,125 from Woosley.  Woosley's scheme spanned nearly three years, from May 2008 to February 2011, according to the charging document.  Rollerson previously entered a plea agreement in which she admitted to embezzling $295,866 which she is required to forfeit.  Other associates involved in the scheme include: Ahmed Adil Abdallat, a former ICE supervisory intelligence research specialist who pleaded guilty and has been sentenced and ordered to repay $116,392.84; William J. Korn, a former intelligence research specialist who has also pleaded guilty; and Stephen E. Henderson,  a former ICE contractor who has pleaded guilty.  Woosley and Rollerson reportedly lived together for a time.  He was a 28 year veteran of the service.

Read the story here.

Read the charging document here.

Update (5/1/12): Woosley has pleaded guilty.

Update (7/18/12): Woosley was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

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