A 63-year-old U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement analyst accused of misusing his diplomatic passport to travel to Jordan and filing bogus expense reports is due in a West Texas courtroom.
Ahmed Adil Abdallat is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing in El Paso on Wednesday. He faces eight counts of misuse of a diplomatic passport and one of conversion of public money.
Authorities say the ICE supervisory intelligence research specialist was issued a diplomatic passport to perform temporary duties at several U.S. embassies. He's accused of using it eight times since October 2007 to make personal trips to Amman, Jordan's capital.
Abdallat is also accused of collecting about $123,000 in travel reimbursements, using fabricated receipts for lodging and car rentals.