Former BOP Special Investigative Agent Pleads Guilty to Perjury

Alfonso Jose Mendez Jr., a former United States Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Agent, has pleaded guilty to perjury. Under his plea agreement, Mendez faces up to 21 months in prison.

In his plea agreement, Mendez, age 54, of Tucson, admitted that while employed as a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Special Investigative Agent, he perjured himself during sworn oral testimony before an investigator for the Equal Opportunity Commission.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2019.

The SIA for a BOP facility is the individual responsible for supervising internal investigations into staff and inmate misconduct, intelligence gathering, and security threat analyses.