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Former Immigration Official Sentenced

September 24, 2010

Former Immigration Official Sentenced Civil Rights Violation Draws 12 Month Sentence

Greensboro, N.C. – A former Immigration Services Officer who used his position to harass and threaten a young Hispanic female was sentenced today for civil rights violations, announced John W. Stone, Jr., Acting United States Attorney.

Bedri Kulla, 49, of Morrisville NC was sentenced by United States District Court Judge N. Carlton Tilley, Jr. to 12 months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release.

Kulla pleaded guilty in November 2009 to a single count of deprivation of civil rights under color of law. At the time of the offense he was an Immigration Services Officer with Citizenship Immigration Services (CIS), the Department of Homeland Security office that assists foreign nationals seeking lawful status and/or citizenship in the United States.

The investigation in this case was conducted by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the CIS-Office of Special Investigations.

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