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US Border Patrol agent suspended in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Border Patrol agent was suspended after making more than
$61,000 in suspicious cash deposits at his credit union, authorities said

Raimundo Borjas was taken into custody on March 22 after an investigation by
the FBI’s Cochise Border Corruption Task Force, Border Patrol officials said.

Borjas has been with the Border Patrol since April 2003 and was assigned to the
Tucson Sector. He was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an

Agency officials declined further comment on the case.

Borjas appeared Tuesday in federal court in Tucson and was released on his own
recognizance. His federal public defender didn’t immediately return a call for
comment on the case.

Court documents show Borjas, who is about 40, opened a personal checking
account at a credit union in Douglas in February 2010 and deposited $61,600 in
cash in nine transactions between last Aug. 15 and Oct. 5.

Credit union officials said all of the deposits were for less than $10,000 _
the threshold for federal reporting requirements _ and most of the money was in
$100 bills.

They said Borjas asked a teller on Sept. 10 about the reporting requirement
limit then removed 10 $100 bills from the cash in his hands and deposited

Records also show that almost all of the cash was mutilated with fraying, holes
and dirt on the bills.


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