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Old 06-04-2007, 05:15 PM
 
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Demonstrating a need for more efficient background checks of law enforcement officers, an illegal immigrant who used the fake identity of an American citizen has served on a major city’s police force for five years.
Even scarier is that it took an anonymous tip for officials in the Milwaukee Police Department to discover that an illegal alien easily passed its supposedly rigorous background screening years ago. The Mexican man, Oscar Ayala-Cornejo, assumed the identity of a deceased cousin named Jose Morales about a decade ago.
Incredibly, Milwaukee Police Chief Nannette Hegerty maintains that her department conducted a thorough background check on the illegal immigrant and there was no way to know that he was using someone else’s identity. “No matter what kind of background we did, we wouldn’t have been able to find it, which is unfortunate,” the chief said.
To assure the 1.5 million residents who rely on her department’s services, the chief hesitantly added that she doesn’t believe there any other illegal immigrants in the ranks and therefore doesn’t see a need to change the existing background check procedure.
Federal authorities say that the officer took on the identity of his dead cousin as a teenager. The cousin was an American citizen who died of cancer in the late 1980s. To join the force, the impersonator gave police officials a fake birth certificate and school records. At least seven relatives, including his mother and sister, have admitted the deceit to federal authorities.
Now one of Milwaukee’s finest faces prison, a hefty fine and possible deportation. In the meantime, he has been put on paid leave even though he committed severe fraud to obtain his publicly funded job.
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http://www.corruptionchronicles.com/2007/06/illegal_immigrant_uses_fake_id.html (broken link)
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Demonstrating a need for more efficient background checks of law enforcement officers, an illegal immigrant who used the fake identity of an American citizen has served on a major city’s police force for five years.
Even scarier is that it took an anonymous tip for officials in the Milwaukee Police Department to discover that an illegal alien easily passed its supposedly rigorous background screening years ago. The Mexican man, Oscar Ayala-Cornejo, assumed the identity of a deceased cousin named Jose Morales about a decade ago.
Incredibly, Milwaukee Police Chief Nannette Hegerty maintains that her department conducted a thorough background check on the illegal immigrant and there was no way to know that he was using someone else’s identity. “No matter what kind of background we did, we wouldn’t have been able to find it, which is unfortunate,” the chief said.
To assure the 1.5 million residents who rely on her department’s services, the chief hesitantly added that she doesn’t believe there any other illegal immigrants in the ranks and therefore doesn’t see a need to change the existing background check procedure.
Federal authorities say that the officer took on the identity of his dead cousin as a teenager. The cousin was an American citizen who died of cancer in the late 1980s. To join the force, the impersonator gave police officials a fake birth certificate and school records. At least seven relatives, including his mother and sister, have admitted the deceit to federal authorities.
Now one of Milwaukee’s finest faces prison, a hefty fine and possible deportation. In the meantime, he has been put on paid leave even though he committed severe fraud to obtain his publicly funded job.
Judicial Watch is a non-partisan, educational foundation dedicated to fighting government and judicial corruption and promoting a return to ethics and morality in our nation's public life. To view the Judicial Watch Internet site click here (Judicial Watch).


http://www.corruptionchronicles.com/2007/06/illegal_immigrant_uses_fake_id.html (broken link)
That is awful that it took five years until he was found out.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:42 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Paid leave??? huh?

I can only hope their background checks are better than the one our sheriffs office uses. Ours actually hired a dispatcher that had felony warrants on him from other states!
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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This guy is a criminal. Every single case he has ever testified in, made an arrest in, or was part of an investigation of needs to be reviewed. And he shouldn't be on paid leave, he should be locked up and put on an immigration hold by ICE.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:03 AM
 
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This guy is a criminal. Every single case he has ever testified in, made an arrest in, or was part of an investigation of needs to be reviewed. And he shouldn't be on paid leave, he should be locked up and put on an immigration hold by ICE.
Just a point of note... if they don't put him on "paid leave" (suspend without pay, etc) that is considered punishment and they cannot fire him, etc (double jeopardy). In Sacramento there was a (dirt bag) officer (he was stalking and hitting on females) who was put on unpaid leave, then fired and put in jail for 3 months. He sued (and won his job back) because unpaid leave and a firing was 2 punishments for the same offense. He then went from working in the jail, to being in the jail, back to working in the jail. Kinda sucks, I know, but this is just the PD making sure they don't make TWO huge PR blunders.
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