Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced To Prison After Admitting To Passing Sensitive Information To Drug Smugglers

A former Border Patrol agent who admitted to passing sensor maps, codes to unlock gates, and other sensitive information to drug smugglers has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Ex-agent Ivhan Herrera-Chiang received the maximum sentence Tuesday by a U.S. District Judge in Phoenix. KSWTTV reports that he and his co-conspirator, former state corrections officer  Michael Lopez Garcia, took a plea deal back in April. Herrera-Chiang plead guilty to four counts of bribery of a public official and witnesses. Both men were charged in early 2012 with conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to distribute. Last week, Lopez-Garcia, who worked at the state prison in San Luis was sentenced

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