A police officer in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was charged with extorting money from undocumented immigrants, saying he did not deliver for Immigration if he received money. The announcement was made by the office of Union County prosecutor, Theodore J. Romankow.
Rocco Malgieri, 43, resident of the town of Brick Township is accused of theft and extortion in the second degree, attempted second-degree extortion, misconduct of a police officer in the second degree, third-degree misconduct, receiving bribes and application of bribery in third grade.
According to the investigations that began in February this year, had practiced Malgieri stops Hispanic drivers without authorization, polling them about their immigration status and threatening to turn them in to immigration unless he received money. The stops occurred while he was serving.
NOTE: Referenced article was originally written in Portuguese and translated to English. Incorrect grammar in translated article is to limitations of Google Translate.