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      ICE agent placed on leave following stalking investigation

      ICE announced that a former agent, accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend, was put on leave.

      Steven Rossello was working for U.S. Immigration and Custom TMs Enforcement TMs (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations in Harlingen.

      The 29-year-old TMs ex-girfriend had filed a police report for harassment in December.

      Investigators said that Rosello had been seen waiting outside the woman TMs apartment for several hours and would send her annoying and alarming e-mails.

      When a patrol officer pulled over Rossello TMs BMW, he saw and handgun in the glove box when the ICE agent was looking for his proof of insurance.

      ICE released the following statement:

      Local police in Harlingen, Texas, are currently investigating charges against Steven Rossello, an intelligence assistant working for U.S. Immigration and Custom TMs Enforcement TMs (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Harlingen. Mr. Rossello is currently on leave pending the outcome of these charges. All accusations of misconduct are investigated thoroughly by ICE TMs Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and if substantiated, appropriate action is taken immediately. As public servants working for a federal law enforcement agency, every ICE employee is held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.For privacy reasons, no additional details are releasable at this time.

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