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Timothy Francis Cashman, General Services Administration manager at Otay Mesa, San Ysidro, and Tecate ports of entry, was arrested July 1 and charged with taking bribes and stealing government property, according to the local office of he Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to the government complaint, Cashman in 2007 got his home painted and windows installed in exchange for steering hundreds of thousands of dollars of contracts to an unnamed co-conspirator. The next year, he got $42,000 for awarding a contract to another unnamed co-conspirator.

Cashman also schemed with others to steal thousands of dollars worth of copper and aluminum panels from the Otay Mesa port of entry. He got a portion of the proceeds, says the federal government.

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Visduh July 3, 2014 @ 8:57 p.m.

Those charges probably barely scratch the surface of what he was taking in. That is unless he was stupid enough to risk his job and freedom for a few hundred thou. More likely is that he, if guilty, took down not tens of thousands, but millions. He certainly was in position to do that.

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Don Bauder July 3, 2014 @ 10:46 p.m.

Visduh: I agree with you. The actual charges probably scratched the surface. That is the case in so many felonies. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 3, 2014 @ 10:48 p.m.

Illumino Delgado: Yes, there are a lot of sticky fingers on federal employees at the border. And federal investigators are working on putting the cozeners behind bars. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder July 3, 2014 @ 10:49 p.m.

Rayn Elrod: Since I have written a lot of blog items on such thefts, I am hardly surprised. Best, Don Bauder

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