NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A U.S. Department of Homeland Security immigration employee was arrested in Hillside, New Jersey Wednesday, on charges that made false statements to bring someone else into the country from his native Ghana.
Samuel Nyanteng, 33, a Ghanaian-born naturalized American, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with perjury, false swearing, and conspiracy, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office.READ MORE: Long Island Nonprofit That Builds Homes For The Disabled Gets Overwhelming Public Support After Power Tools Stolen
Nyanteng, who has worked for the DHS for the past three years in the Citizenship and Immigration division at the Newark office, submitted fraudulent documents and made false statements to immigration authorities to bring someone else into the country from Ghana, prosecutors said.
Nyanteng was in line for a promotion at the time of his arrest, prosecutors said. He had been employed by the Department of Defense before joining the DHS, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses 'In The Heights' Movie Colorism Criticism
He was arrested without incident at 6 a.m. Wednesday at his home on Leslie Street in Hillside, by officers from the DHS, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the prosecutor’s office.
Nyanteng’s bail was set at $30,000, prosecutors said.
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