South Texas CBP officer sentenced to over two years for bribery

Courtesy: MGN Online

MISSION, TX (KGNS) - A former Customs and Border Protection officer in South Texas must serve more than two years in federal prison for accepting an immigration-related bribe of $500.

Jose Javier "J.J." Gonzalez of Mission, Texas was sentenced to two years and six months.

The 38-year-old Gonzalez earlier pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official.

Prosecutors say Gonzalez accepted a bribe in 2014 to issue what's known as an I-94 permit which allows people to travel farther into the interior of the u-s.

Court records show five counts of fraudulent activity related to government computers were dropped in the plea agreement.

Investigators alleged Gonzalez did computer searches not related to his law enforcement duties to obtain information on other federal personnel or suspects in drug cases.