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Border Protection Agent Pleads Guilty In Money Laundering Conspiracy

A Customs and Border Protection agent has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. The agent was accused of funneling money to a drug trafficker.

Federal prosecutors say Raimundo Borjas made more than $60,000 in suspicious cash deposits at a credit union in Douglas. All of the deposits were for less than $10,000 to avoid federal reporting requirements. He was suspended in March of 2013 after making the deposits.

Investigators said Borjas later withdrew more than $32,000 and gave it to a drug trafficker and received nearly $10,000 as payment, which he will forfeit.

Borjas faces up to two years in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 16.  

He will resign from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Borjas had been with the agency since April 2003 and was assigned to the Tucson Sector. 

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