Sentenced Man Accused of Conducting Background Checks for Drug Trafficking Organization

While the practice of employers in most industries performing background checks on job applicants is common these days, just how prevalent employment background screening has become is evidenced by a story from KRGV ABC Channel 5 News in Rio Grande Valley, Texas in which an Edinburg, TX man was accused of conducting background checks for a drug trafficking organization by checking criminal history and driver’s license information for people being considered as drivers for drug traffickers.

KRGV Channel 5 reports that the 38-year-old former United States probation officer pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and was sentenced to two 14-year prison sentence – which he will serve concurrently – followed by five years of supervised release.

According to KRGV, the man received $5,000 from a drug trafficking organization for confidential information regarding a person being considered as a driver for the drug trafficking organization. The full story is available at:

Background checks have become an integral part of the hiring practices of many legal businesses these days too. For more information about background checks, visit Employment Screening Resources (ESR) – a background check firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – at or call Toll Free 888.999.4474.

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