Border Patrol Agent Roger J. Kiley Pleads Guilty to Impersonating Non-Existent Embassy Functionary

This story seems to have missed almost everyone’s radar.  The only information available is from a U.S. Department of Justice press release dated yesterday.  I will reproduce the entire press release below, but these are the key elements of the crimes to which pleaded with his numerous fabrications in bullet form:

[Roger J.] Kiley admitted that he began a romantic relationship with a Dublin resident in 2010:

  • Kiley also admitted that he held himself out to this individual as the Customs attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, a government position that did not exist,
  • and that he could arrange for the embassy to lease the residence she was living in as his embassy residence.
  • Kiley further admitted that he created a fake lease from the embassy
  • as well as a funding cable for the payment of the lease on the residence.
  • Kiley also admitted that he created a bogus letter from the embassy authorizing the relocation of Kiley and his romantic interest to the United States,
  • and that he forged the signature of the deputy chief of mission on the letter.
  • Kiley further admitted that he lied to federal agents in February 2012 when interviewed about the allegations of misconduct while he was in Dublin.

He appears to have constructed quite a house of cards!

U.S. Department of Justice Press Release:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Impersonating U.S. Customs Attaché (Sept 28 2012)

A supervisory customs and border protection officer pleaded guilty today in the Southern District of Florida to impersonating a U.S. Customs attaché and making false statements related to his assignment with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance Office in Dublin, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer for the Southern District of Florida.

Roger J. Kiley, 42, of Miami, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Ursula Mancusi Ungaro in Miami to a criminal information charging him with one count of false personation and one count of making a false statement.

According to court documents, Kiley was stationed at the CBP Preclearance Office in Dublin from 2009 to 2011.   As part of his plea agreement, Kiley admitted that he began a romantic relationship with a Dublin resident in 2010.   Kiley also admitted that he held himself out to this individual as the Customs attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, a government position that did not exist, and that he could arrange for the embassy to lease the residence she was living in as his embassy residence.   Kiley further admitted that he created a fake lease from the embassy as well as a funding cable for the payment of the lease on the residence.   Kiley also admitted that he created a bogus letter from the embassy authorizing the relocation of Kiley and his romantic interest to the United States, and that he forged the signature of the deputy chief of mission on the letter.   Kiley further admitted that he lied to federal agents in February 2012 when interviewed about the allegations of misconduct while he was in Dublin.

Kiley faces up to three years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a year of supervised release for the charge of false personation.   He faces five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release for the false statement charge.   Kiley is also responsible for restitution in the amount of $2,500.  Sentencing has been scheduled for Dec. 7, 2012.

This case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Richard B. Evans of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Robin W. Waugh, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.   The case is being investigated by the CBP Office of Internal Affairs.

Also published today at:  Yuma News Now

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5 Responses to Border Patrol Agent Roger J. Kiley Pleads Guilty to Impersonating Non-Existent Embassy Functionary

  1. Jerry Davis says:

    Wow, a man has an affair and messes his career up. Is this really news worthy? NO, no illegal alien smuggling, drug smuggling or other serious crime. Stupidity, yes but I really think there are bigger fish to fry than this. To me they took something easy and make an example of it whilr the true criminals are not getting looked at. CBP has so many other issues to deal with and this is what they go after?? Really……

  2. M says:

    Anything that puts these bums in prison where they belong is fine with me.

  3. Orlando Correa says:

    Mr. Kiley was a Supervisor for Customs and Border Protection and he was held at a higher standard. kiley was not a Border Patrol Agent. Let’s not insult the latter. Both Agencies are under the Department of Homeland Security. His misconduct is a real issue within his Agency and their Integrity, Professionalism and Honor was betrayed.

  4. Sunny Florida says:

    As a supervisor, yes they should toss the book at him and Kiley should pay for his crime. Giving a black eye to the Dept of Homeland Security for his betrayal is a embarrassment. But, I don’t believe Kiley will do any jail time, only probation and ordered to pay restitution. Like Mr. Davis stated above, there a bigger fish to catch.

    • Sunny Florida says:

      I wasn’t to far off with my prediction. ” 3 years probation with 8 months of home confinement and electronic monitoring. Kiley was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and pay $2,500 in restitution.” But no jail time, count your blessings Roger Kiley.

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