Government Employee Convicted Of Making False Statements
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Jeffrey F. Bohn (55, Riverview) guilty of two counts of making false statements to government investigators. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.
Bohn was indicted on June 3, 2015.
According to evidence presented at trial, beginning in or around September 2006, and continuing through at least February 2007, Bohn engaged in a personal and sexual relationship with “Individual A.” At the time of this relationship, Bohn was employed as an Immigration Services Officer with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Tampa.
Bohn met “Individual A,” a foreign national, on September 11, 2006, when she attended an interview at USCIS regarding an application to adjust her children’s residency status. During the interview, Bohn and “Individual A” exchanged phone numbers. He further suggested to “Individual A” that she attempt to adjust her citizenship status as well. Thereafter, Bohn and “Individual A” engaged in a personal and sexual relationship that lasted until at least February 2007. “Individual A” remains a foreign national, and is not a citizen or national of the United States.
When agents from the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General (DHS OIG) became aware of the allegations, they interviewed Bohn twice. Both times he denied knowing or having sex with “Individual A.”
“The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General applauds the outstanding efforts of the prosecution team during this investigation and the subsequent trial,” said Jay H. Donly, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Field Office, DHS OIG. “These types of criminal cases will be not be tolerated and the offenders will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. The DHS OIG would like to thank the U.S. Attorney's Office for their prosecutorial efforts and the vital cooperation and guidance they provided during the investigation and subsequent trial.”
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sara C. Sweeney.