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Agents Ramos and Compean are serving 11 and 12 years respectively for a farcically trumped up charge. What happens to an agent that merely sells out his country and is utterly corrupt?
SAN DIEGO (AP) - An American border inspector was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in prison for taking cash and cars from smugglers, allowing them to shuttle illegal immigrants from Mexico into the United States.Half the time for twice the treachery!
Richard Elizalda, a 10-year veteran of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, worked at the world’s busiest border crossing, the San Ysidro Port of Entry between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego. Investigators said he sent text messages directing smugglers to his inspection lane, then waved their vehicles through.
In return, he received as much as $1,000 for each immigrant, totaling $120,000 in cash starting in 2004.
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