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Illegal Immigrant Posed As Alaska Patrolman for Six Years

April 23, 2011  | 

An Anchorage (Alaska) Police Department officer has been arrested after federal officials determined he was a Mexican national when he applied for a U.S. passport.

Officer Rafael Espinoza was actually Rafael Mora-Lopez, who had been working as a patrolman for Anchorage PD. He had passed a polygraph test when he was hired, Chief Mark Mew told the Anchorage Daily News.

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ben @ 4/24/2011 12:36 AM

That's just ridiculous. That man should be granted citizenship and given his job back.

Lawrence @ 4/24/2011 9:07 PM

Wow. If he did a good job let him go back to work!! At least he was working and doing good!

Marshall @ 4/25/2011 6:03 AM

Wonder who conducted his background check!

Tom @ 4/25/2011 7:12 AM

This is simply incredible. Heads should roll inside Ankorage PD, and the feds (since APD is incompetent) should conduct a thorough investigation of what he might have been doing there--if not simply an illegal alien getting a good job. Something smells very fishy!

Frank @ 4/25/2011 4:49 PM

I bet he had a Hawaiian birth certificate too! The days of honesty are gone. Thank the politicians for it. Hey APD, my grandmother needs a job.

mmarnach @ 4/26/2011 6:13 PM

The fact that he lied is enough to doubt his credibility. End result - can anything he says or does ever be trusted again.

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