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CBP Automotive Mechanic Leader Removal Reduced to a Suspension

A Laredo Sector CBP Automotive Mechanic Leader was proposed to be removed from Federal Service for events surrounding an allegation of misusing a supervisor’s signature on certain forms. Specifically, the employee was proposed for removal based on the following two charges:

  1. Improper Use of Signature of Another on an Official Form; and
  2. Lack of Candor.

The employee hired Edinburg, Texas Attorney Roberto M. Garcia to represent his interests during the oral and written reply process. Mr. Garcia successfully presented a factual and legal argument that lead to the Lack of Candor charge being dropped, and mitigating the proposed removal to a five (5) day suspension. The employee kept his career and was placed back on the job.

Mr. Garcia was the General Counsel for the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 representing Border Patrol Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector from 2002 through 2014. He is experienced in representing Federal Law Enforcement Officers/Agents before the Merit Systems Protection Board in matters involving adverse actions of demotions, suspensions of more than 14 days and removals. If you are a Federal Law Enforcement Officer or Agent facing an adverse employment action, call the Law Offices of Roberto M. Garcia located in Edinburg, Texas and set an appointment to speak with Mr. Garcia. Click here to contact us. There is no charge for the initial consultation.