Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Ex-Border Patrol Agent, Corrections Officer Face Jail Time For Aiding Drug Smugglers

Chiang-GarciaA U.S. Border Patrol agent and an Arizona corrections officer face lengthy federal prison terms on allegations that they passed codes to unlock border gates, maps of hidden sensors and other sensitive information to smugglers before losing their jobs. 

Ex-agent 29-year-old Ivhan Herrera-Chiang who was stationed in Yuma and former state Corrections officer, 28-year-old Michael Lopez-Garcia who worked at the state prison in San Luis, are to be sentenced this summer in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.  

Plea agreements with prosecutors call for each man to receive up to 15 years in prison.

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