Customs and Border Protection officer charged with bribery

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has been charged with bribery.

Julio Trujillo, 30, of Mission was taken into custody Thursday morning. Investigators arrested Trujillo after he allegedly accepted a bribe, and later exceeded his authorized access to get information from a government computer, according to a news release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Investigators believe Trujillo accepted $3,600 in exchange for agreeing to extend someone’s visa, and assisting another person in obtaining a visa.

Upon receiving the money, Trujillo performed a record query on a government computer in an effort to get information about one of the individuals from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and the FBI, according to the news release.

If convicted, Trujillo faces up to 15 years in federal prison on the bribery charge, and a possible five-year penalty for the exceeding access to a government computer charge.

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