August 17th, 2012
03:05 AM ET

Former Border Patrol union president indicted

A retired president of a California union was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday and is accused of using his position to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The charges against Terence J. Bonner, former president of the National Border Patrol Union, include wire fraud, said United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy.

Bonner is accused of taking payments for union activities and using it for himself in a scheme to "defraud some 14,000 dues-paying union members," Duffy said.

"These false claims included periods of time when Bonner was actually visiting his mistress in Chicago or family members, as well as trips to attend non-Union activities, such as hockey games and other sporting events," the indictment says.

Bonner is also accused of filing for reimbursement for travel expenses for personal trips, Duffy said.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • U.S.
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Bongo™

    Sometimes things like that happens. Oh well.

    August 17, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Aaron Chaney

    Romney vs. Frankenstein (Obama)

    Put simply, better the devil you don't know. Vote Romney.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      If one is going to liken Obama to Frankenstein, the obvious choice for a monster for Romney would be Dracula.

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      August 17, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    August 17, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      This is meant for the Border Union Prez. ^^^

      August 17, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
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    August 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

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      Wouldn't you agree?

      August 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
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    How entirely Sad,I wonder what Border Patrol Agent "Brian Terry"...Would say if he were Alive Today.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
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    Another crooked public employee union leader?

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    August 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |