Ex-Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison for Helping Relative Cross Border

Steve Neavling

A former Border Patrol agent who helped his fugitive brother-in-law sneak into the U.S. from a California crossing will serve eight months in prison, Government Security News reports.

While on duty at San Ysidro port of entry, Silva helped his brother-in-law, Julio Cesar Landaverde-Valdez, cross the border by entering false information about his car.

Silva also pleaded guilty in a separate scheme to defraud an insurance company by falsely claiming his car was stolen, GSN reported.

During sentencing, the judge criticized Silva’s actions as “an abomination that had “brought shame” on the U.S.

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