June 15, 2006, - 5:11 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
We’ve been asking (see also, here) why convicted sex offender and former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge Frank Figueroa a/k/a “Frankie the Fig” will receive his full pension and not be forced to resign. We’ve asked why Fig, the former head of ICE’s Operation Predator (whose mission is to catch sex predators of kids) won’t be forced out for the crime.
Now, according to today’s Tampa Tribune, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking the same question.
We also provided an answer. His name is John Clark, Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for ICE and second-in-command in the nation on immigration enforcement. And he made a special sweetheart deal with Fig, enabling Fig to get his pension with NOTHING in return to taxpayers.
Why would he do such a thing? Well, as we noted, Clark was friends with Fig and likes him. And then, there is that rumored lawsuit regarding one of Clark’s, um, “relationships.”
We suggest Sen. Grassley look into that.
A retired Customs Agent pointed out to us that, at his sentencing, Figueroa blamed his public fondling crime on 9/11, saying he hadn’t been the same since. The agent asked, rhetorically, whether Fig blamed his 1977 arrest for the same crime on the Bicentennial (1976).
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