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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

University Employee Faces Up To 330 Years in Prison for Helping Illegals Stay in U.S.

According to WCNC.com, Thomas C Briggs, a now former administrative support specialist at the University of Charlotte in North Carolina, is facing a possible 330 years in prison for helping Illegal Aliens stay in the United States:

"The man who was once honored as the 2001 UNCC Employee of the Year now faces a felony charge for allegedly helping approximately 66 international students falsify their student visas to allow them to stay in the United States.

According to court records filed in US District Court, Thomas C. Briggs is accused of concealing, harboring and shielding foreign nationals from detection in reckless disregard of the fact that those foreigners had entered and remained in the United States in violation of the law.

Briggs was an administrative support specialist in the Office of International Programs. He worked at UNCC from 1992 until June of 2009, according to University officials, although the alleged crimes did not begin until sometime in 2007.

Briggs allegedly entered false information into a government database known as the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, or SEVIS. According to court records, he entered information into the database to indicate that foreign nationals were in compliance with their F-1 student visas, when in fact, they were not.

The charges specify that Briggs knowingly misrepresented approximately 66 foreign nationals as full-time students who were properly and legally enrolled at UNCC, when according to investigators, he knew that information to be false.

A spokesperson for UNCC told NewsChannel 36 that Briggs was terminated by the University on June 30, 2009 after an investigation revealed the alleged misconduct.....

....Legally, Briggs is being charged under Title 8, Section 1324 of the US Code, which if found guilty, would carry a penalty of up to five years for each of the approximately 66 cases."

Funny... Hundreds of Illegals can testify openly in the Senate and no one is arrested...

But one University Employee helps 66 Illegals stay in the Country... and he faces a possible 330 years in Prison.

Ironic...isn't it?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

See what his final sentence was...does crime pay?