Ex-Homeland Security official convicted in Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Department of Homeland Security office supervisor in South Texas has been convicted of conspiracy and falsifying government documents.

A federal jury in Brownsville on Friday convicted Eugenio Pedraza, who remains free on bond pending sentencing in June.

The Brownsville Herald (http://bit.ly/1m76jhQ ) reports Pedraza, who formerly was special agent-in-charge of the Office of Inspector General McAllen field office, was convicted of conspiracy and five counts of falsifying government documents.

Prosecutors have said Pedraza, in advance of an internal audit of the office's operations, launched a mission to prepare documents that falsely indicated investigative activity had taken place.

Further details weren't immediately available on sentencing.

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Information from: The Brownsville Herald, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com

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