BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former U.S. Homeland Security agent charged with conspiracy to falsify investigative records is to enter a plea in federal court in Brownsville.
Wayne Ball is a former special agent with the Homeland Security Department inspector general's office in McAllen. He's scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
He was charged Monday with signing and backdating falsified reports. Ball and others who have not been identified are accused of conspiring, before an internal agency review, to falsely make it appear investigative work had been done.
Ball was the first to be charged in the investigation that began in late 2011 after the internal review.
The Inspector General's Office investigates wrongdoing within the department's agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.