Man pleads guilty to bribing federal official - CBS46 News

Man pleads guilty to bribing federal official

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A 32-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a bribery conspiracy seeking immigration benefits.

According to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, beginning in September 2010, and until July 2012, Ibrahim Barrie paid bribes to a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security who was working in an undercover capacity, in exchange for immigration benefits as well as other benefits.

Over a two-year period, he paid thousands of dollars to the undercover special agent for what he believed was assistance with his immigration status in the United States, including obtaining a permanent resident card, according to Yates.

Barrie, 32, of Atlanta, could receive a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $75,000.  

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 30.

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