Lorraine Henderson, the regional director of Homeland Security, Customs, and Border Protection was charged today with repeatedly hiring illegal immigrants as housekeepers. This came as a result of an extensive investigation including the use of wiretaps. If convicted of the Federal charge, she faces as much as 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Henderson oversees 190 armed federal officers who patrol major airports and shipping terminals in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
According to the affidavit unsealed today, Henderson had employed a Brazilian woman to clean her home for $75 to $80 every few weeks for several years. Henderson’s fellow officers at US Customs and Border Protection told her in 2005 and 2006 that it was against the law to hire illegal immigrants and urged her to find another housekeeper. Henderson also gave advice to the housekeeper as to how to evade deportation.
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