California Immigration Official Traded Egg Rolls for Citizenship

Was it worth it?

A 47-year-old Santa Ana–based immigration officer named Mai Nhu Nguyen was arrested last month for accepting a $2,200 bribe in exchange for citizenship. Nguyen, who had the power to approve or deny green card and citizenship requests, was also charged with two other instances of bribery that allegedly took place in 2011, including one in which she accepted 200 egg rolls from an immigrant who was seeking citizenship. The official FBI press release does not make note of whether the egg rolls were pork- or shrimp-stuffed, and also whether or not dipping sauce was part of the arrangement. [NBC Los Angeles via Foodbeast]