Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Jerks a-plenty

This must happen often but we don't hear about it in the news much.

On May 25, a former senior customs inspector, Robert Butman, pleaded guilty to threatening to deport an illegal immigrant if he didn't get $10,000.

According to the Chicago Tribune, a business owner agreed to pay the $10,000 to deport an employee who had sued the owner for sexual harassment.

Butman could get more than 7 years in prison for this. Sentencing is July 27.

We'll see if that'll make the papers.

It's unfortunate that illegal immigrants get taken advantage of by jerks like Butman.


Rob said...

Awww, the poor little ILLEGAL immigrant had his feelings hurt! Well, too bad, he shouldn't have been here in the first place.

Dr. Fallon said...

You're not really my right-wing friend from NY, Howie, are you? Anyway, thanks for taking the discussion to such a high intellectual plane.

SkeetsV said...

Dr. Fallon:
Who knows? Maybe Rob is a friend of that crooked customs inspector.