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Former immigration agent from Las Vegas gets prison for bribery

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Posted at 10:15 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 01:15:54-04

A former U.S. homeland security agent is going to prison for accepting bribes from a Korean businessman suspected of sex-slave trafficking.
  
Joohoon David Lee of Las Vegas was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty last year.
  
Lee was a human trafficking investigator in Los Angeles four years ago when he interviewed a woman who claimed she was entering the United States to be a sex slave for the businessman.
  
Prosecutors say Lee traveled to Korea and ultimately received some $13,000 in cash, hotel expenses and entertainment from the businessman. He later wrote a report that said no evidence of human trafficking was found.