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Over 2,500 Department of Homeland Security Employees Have Been Convicted of Crimes

Written by Gary North on August 28, 2012

A federal auditor has reported that 2,527 employees of the DHS or conspirators working with these employees have been convicted of corruption or other felonies since 2004. He reported this to the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee.

He is presently dealing with over 1,500 open cases.

He is a busy fellow.

Here are the figures by agency. FEMA, 1,644; Customs/Border, 358; Immigration/Customs, 166; TSA, 133. The others are classified as “other.”

Convictions have increased since 2004, They peaked in 2007, then fell. They are now rising.

The Inspector General’s office has 219 employees. The DHS has 225,000 employees. The auditor says that his office is overwhelmed. The number of criminal allegations is growing.

As a way to reduce the case load, the IG has sent cases back to the agencies to investigate.

There are lots of cases in the pipeline. Here is a report on the border town of McAllen, Texas.

On April 19, the Center for Investigative Reporting wrote that 80 criminal employee misconduct investigations by the DHS IG’s McAllen, Texas division were being reviewed by U.S. Department of Justice and other federal officials after allegations surfaced that IG agents were “fabricating” their progress on investigating the cases. The allegations prompted a federal grand jury to get involved.

When the state gets big, corruption increases. We should expect this. With 225,000 employees, the opportunities are many.

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15 thoughts on “Over 2,500 Department of Homeland Security Employees Have Been Convicted of Crimes

  1. Our prison system is overcrowded. The gov needed somewhere to put them.

    In all seriousness this is a frightening stat. I will be travelling soon with my family and it gives me chills thinking of these sorts of people "inspecting" us.

  2. Washington DC needs an enema and Roto-Rooter to clean out all the corruption and scum that has risen to the top of society.

  3. David in MA says:

    obama's private army?
    hire criminals or hide those who are, in this "private army"?
    unfortunatly, it is highly possible.
    (How did they pass a CORI check?)

  4. Hmmm! Better add the 535 in the house and senate along with the President. They are all guilty of not keeping their oath along with a slew of other crimes from writing bad checks to theft in office.

  5. Tim: except Ron Paul. You're right about the rest.

  6. and rand paul

  7. On the other hand if we put politicians and government employees in prison….we could release prisoners who have been wrongly convicted, and those who have been inappropriately sentenced.

  8. 2WarAbnVet says:

    Every time I read something like this I recall that when, in the wake of 9/11, they were establishing this agency Sen. John D. Rockefeller, (D-W.VA.) said, "If you don't have federalism, it doesn't work”? Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, (D-S.D.) chimed in, "You can't professionalize unless you federalize". This is the result!

  9. Judith B Smith says:

    This is unreal no wonder nothing but lies and corruption ever gets done I wonder if they would get volunteers in each state to investigate that would and could be vetted . I know a few people who would qualify . It would be just like getting people to volunteer as Guardian ad Litems for children.

  10. The government could put them in Obama's FEMA detention camps. But then the numbers should not surprise people when you consider this corrupt administration.

  11. A shining example of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION at work.

  12. george morrison says:

    does this come as a big suprise? NO! if you look at the current operations and mindset of the so called leaders and the fact that DHS and the obama adminestration who thinks that opening the flood gates to any criminal in the whole world is just ok then whats the problem with the DHS hiring felons? Its just iresponsible these people belong in jail and these illegal ailens belong back where they came from,maybe when these undesirable scumbuckets get voted out then maybe they can be purged from our tax payers payrolls and these illegals can be purged from our streets

  13. Let’s see:Convictions have increased since 2004, They peaked in 2007, then fell. They are now rising. Bush signed this into law in 2001, a Republican written bill. Would any moral person sign on for this work? I wouldn’t and need a job badly. I can’t get one because I possessed over 4 oz. of pot to help my lupus(much better than any pharmaceutical drug). I am a dangerous man. I did for myself what no doctor could legally do. Legalize drugs(the state has no right to tell anyone what they can ingest), clear the prisons and voila, plenty of room for all the lawmakers(sic)and lobbyists and banksters.

  14. He be, she be, they be, all thuggin. On your dime.

  15. scgator2001 says:

    FEMA CAMPS? That is a significant number of the jobs created. Putting them in regular prisons would not count toward Obama creating jobs, bad move. Counting jobs in FEMA camps, good move!