Former U.S Customs and Border Protection officer pleads guilty to smuggling unauthorized immigrants

Posted on March 31, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Corruption, Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, United States

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, bringing in unauthorized immigrants for financial gain and bribery, federal prosecutors in San Diego said.
Hector Rodriguez, 45, admitted at a court hearing Thursday that for almost two years he accepted bribes in exchange for allowing carloads of unauthorized immigrants at the San Ysidro border crossing to pass through the lane he staffed. Also pleading guilty was a co-defendant, Gerardo Rodriguez, who is not related. Read Article

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