Top ICE official steps down as investigation starts over missing money

From WFAA:

Nuria Prendes, the top agent in Dallas for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has resigned under a cloud of controversy.

News 8 has learned her department is under investigation for possibly mishandling cash belonging to immigration detainees.

Sources say the oversight of ICE director Nuria Prendes may be one of questions raised in that investigation. Last year, her office was responsible for removing 16,000 illegal immigrants from the country.

Last Friday, Prendes announced she will retire at the end of the month.

ICE says Prendes is currently on leave and will not return. She was not at her home on Tuesday, when News 8 went to see her, and she has not returned our messages seeking comment.

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