March 21st, 2008
03:50 PM ET

An agent, a green card, and a demand for sex

We are staking out the Bronx home of Isaac Baichu, the federal immigration adjudicator charged with offering a green card to a Colombian woman in exchange for oral sex. FULL STORY

We believe Baichu is home but won't answer the door. Why? Because I just called his home number and he inadvertently called me back a couple of minutes later asking for Sally Attia, his attorney.


Ms. Attia did answer the phone when I called her. She gave me the following quotes:

"There are always two sides to a story."

"We're denying any wrongdoing at the moment."

"Why would she plan to meet him and plan to record him if she was going to be forced to do anything inappropriate?"

At the moment, we are about to leave our perch outside Mr. Baichu's apartment in the hopes of sitting down with him and his attorney to get the other side of the story.

– Jim Acosta, CNN Correspondent

Program note: Watch for Jim Acosta's report tonight on 360° at 10p ET

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Ram

    In America everything is a big deal. We waste too much of time & resources chasing such trivial matters. Our laws are not perfect & so are people. Get over it. Move on.

    March 24, 2008 at 9:55 am |
  2. Colombo

    Visit any office of the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). You'll see how intimidated the applicants are by even the petty functionaries. For example, everyone in the waiting room says "Good Morning" when one of these officials walks in! No wonder such transgressions happen. You know, "power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely".

    Perhaps we need a private intermediary between the INS and would-be immigrants. Like H&R Block or Jackson-Hewitt for the IRS. For a "small" fee, the customers can be frank without having to **** up simultaneously.

    As for this creep, I have seen way too many Charles Bronson movies to wait for legal justice. Instead, I hope that the Columbians in NYC are sufficiently offended by this insult to one of their kind and take the law into their own hands.

    First Get Mr. Baichu to service several guys (in the same way he imposed himself on this woman); dab his rear with the secretions from a mare in heat and then expose it to a stud horse raring to go .... Then gently roast his family jewels with a plumber's blow torch and spray hydrochloric acid by way of cooling things down. Finally, give him a "Columbian Neck Tie" (I'll let the gentle reader to look this up). An eye for an eye, Mr. B.

    March 23, 2008 at 11:07 am |
  3. 45scott

    That is probably the tip of the iceberg, power and money go hand and hand. He allegedly gave a green card for sex. I wonder how many do it for money? And why is it i am married to a south american, and i am haven so much trouble to get a green card for her. And we have been together for seven years, and have a six year old daughter. And yet someone that has jumped the boarder, has rights.....

    March 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm |
  4. Jeffrey Frye

    It's this kind of corruption that sickens me most. My real question is how of his superiors were aware of his actions and for how long. If they did nothing about this until now then they too are as corrupt as him.

    March 22, 2008 at 7:41 pm |
  5. Maria

    I have friends who wait 5, 6, even 8 years for their green card. These are people who have done nothing wrong and they move here in a legal and proper way. The only reason they don't get their card sooner is because their birth certificate is from a Muslim country. To see that this kind of behavior is going on with the same agents who go out and expect perfect records and behavior of my friends is sickening and infuriating to a level I can't explain. Our government and all the branches in it become more disappointing everyday.

    March 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  6. Melissa Wong

    It's sad to hear that Baichu has de-valued the Green Card by giving it away freely to women who "service" him.

    March 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  7. Annie Kate

    In this age of technology with cell phones that can record conversations or take pictures of someone involved in a crime, you have to wonder "What was he thinking??". Good for the woman for having the presence of mind to record the conversation

    I'm looking forward to seeing the story to see how he explains what he was thinking or what his version of the episode was.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    March 21, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  8. Cindy

    This story doesn't surprise me at all. Here we have another person high up on the food chain who thinks that he is or was above the law! It saddens me that he used his authority to give someone a green card for coerced sexual favors.

    As far as there being two sides to this story I have to see how he tries to explain his way out of this! I mean it is all on tape. How can there be another side he was holding all the cards so to speak? I'll be watching to see.

    Cynthia, Covington, Ga.

    March 21, 2008 at 4:09 pm |