Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that former United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer Elizabeth Landeros was sentenced on December 8, 2021, by a Pima County Superior Court judge to 3.0 years of probation after she pled guilty to one Count of Computer Tampering, a designated Class 6 felony offense. Before sentencing, Landeros agreed to resign her position with CBP, and she will not apply for law enforcement positions in the future as a condition of probation.
Landeros was previously indicted as part of a plan to intimidate a victim who had accused her son of child molestation.
In June 2018, Landeros’ son was indicted by a Pima County Grand Jury on five counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor under the age of fifteen. One month later, Landeros searched the victim’s personal information in various law enforcement databases that would have had access to the victims’ border crossing history. Landeros then conspired with others to use that information to pressure the victim to recant her allegations against her son.
Assistant Attorney General Matthew McCray prosecuted this case. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General.