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Immigration agency pays Army veteran $400,000 for wrongfully detaining him

Feb 24, 2011 12:09:12 AM- latimes.com
Rennison Vern Castillo, a naturalized U.S. citizen who spent seven years in the Army, was detained for months as a suspected illegal immigrant. The agency has issued an official apology.

An Army veteran who spent more than seven months in an immigration lockup, despite his protestations that he was a naturalized American citizen, has received a $400,000 settlement and a written apology from the U.S. government.

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