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Probation officer in Texas who defrauded immigrants convicted

DALLAS – Prosecutors say a probation officer in North Texas who extorted money from Spanish-speaking immigrants after threatening deportation must serve three years in federal prison.

Officials say the 35-year-old David Delgado was sentenced Thursday and ordered to pay $2,900. Dallas has pleaded guilty to use of interstate facility to commit travel act.

Delgado was an officer of the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections. The authorities say that in 2016, he was monitoring someone without legal U.s. status who was on trial.

Records show that Delgado used a mobile phone to an appointment at a Dallas restaurant and then demanded $1,600 more in costs and additional community service “to help keep the immigration officials.” The victim had receipts to prove compliance, but paid anyway.

Researchers say that Delgado also received $1300 of three other immigrants.

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