House was accused twice of telling other law enforcement officers that the motorists he pulled over were “driving aggressively,” causing those people to be jailed and their cars impounded, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Two other times, House was accused of falsely telling other law enforcement officers that the motorists he pulled over had violated traffic laws, resulting in those officers writing traffic tickets.
House also was accused four times of detaining motorists and then letting them go with a “warning,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
House was sentenced to one year, six months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He also was fined $10,000 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.
“House's illicit actions tainted the hard work of the many men and women who serve our country with pride and dedication daily. Actions such as these will not go unchecked or unpunished,” said David P. D'Amato, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Professional Responsibility for the Southeast.