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US charges 'bribes for visas' case

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LOS ANGELES - Four US law enforcement officers were charged with accepting cash, a TV, and plane tickets to Thailand among bribes dating back more than a decade to help dozens of foreigners enter the country, authorities announced Wednesday. 

Bribes allegedly allowed certain immigrants to bypass the lines and get quick approval on their US visas. (AP file photo)

The ongoing investigation ensnared employees from three different federal agencies and is the latest in a series of incidents involving government employees accused of trying to sneak people into the United States.

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