Home

17 Year Sentence Given to Former ICE Attorney for Taking Bribes
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Constantine Kallas, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorney, and a prominent one at that, received an over 17 year federal prison sentence on Monday, March 21, for taking bribes from immigrants.  He was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter in Los Angeles to pay $296,865 in restitution.  Although 17 years is one of the longest sentences ever given in a federal bribery conviction, the federal prosecutors in the case originally sought for an over 29 year conviction in the case.

H. Dean Steward, Kallas’s lawyer, a solo practitioner based in San Clemente, CA, plans to appeal the conviction of his client and the sentence.  He says that he thinks that the “U.S. attorney’s office … lost all perspective of fairness in the case literally years ago. And whenever you’ve got a 30-year recommendation from them in a white-collar, first-time, nonviolent offender, they should be embarrassed.”

  
What
Where


U.S Attorney André Birotte said the following about the case, “Mr. Kallas has received one of the longest sentences ever seen in a public corruption case.  Mr. Kallas took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes – money he obtained by exploiting his knowledge of the immigration system.  The lengthy sentence reflects the seriousness of the crimes, which were wholesale violation of the public trust.”

Last year, Kallas was convicted of 36 charges, including aggravated identity theft, bribery, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, tax evasion, and making false statements to the U.S. Department of Labor.

According to prosecutors, approximately $425,854 was taken in bribes by Kallas from 2003 to 2008.  An additional $300,000 was attempted for by Kallas in false claims made for workers compensation and tax credits.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




His wife also pled guilty to several charges on November 16, 2009, and is scheduled for sentencing on May 2 of this year.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities associat...

Apply Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Union-Side Labor Law and Employee Benefits Associate Attorney

USA-HI-Honolulu

Honolulu office of our client seeks union-side labor law and employee benefits associate attorney wi...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate - Mid-Level - GL Group

USA-NY-Valhalla

Defense firm seeking mid-level associate for Westchester office to fill General Liability position. ...

Apply now

Mortgage Compliance Analyst

USA-MN-Minnetonka

Job Description: Rubicon Mortgage Advisors LLC, a locally-owned, boutique mortgage lender is seeki...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 2+ years of previous experience supporting multiple atto...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant (10+ Years Experience)

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 10+ years of previous experience supporting multiple att...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top