viernes, mayo 24

ICYMI: An Arizona man was sentenced to over 36 years in prison for conspiracy to transport illegal aliens for profit among other felonies

TUCSON, Arizona. – On Oct. 26, Warren Evan Jose, 38, was sentenced by United States District Judge Scott H. Rash to 440 months in prison for conspiracy to transport illegal aliens for profit with endangerment during which death resulted; two counts of assault on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon; and two counts of discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Sells office conducted the investigation in this case, with the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the FBI, United States Border Patrol, and the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

“This lengthy sentence serves as a testament to HSI’s commitment, alongside our law enforcement partners, to bring justice to a man for his vile attempt to kill the federal agents who were attempting to thwart his illegal activity – illegal activity that caused the death of another person,” said Scott Brown, special agent in charge for HSI Phoenix. “The men and women of HSI will not be deterred in their pursuit of those that use violence to further their human smuggling schemes. This sentence means the defendant will spend nearly the rest of his life in prison for his actions. We can rest assured that he will not present a threat to law enforcement, or the public, ever again.”
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Serra M. Tsethlikai, Robert A. Fellrath, and Erica Seger, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.
HSI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 6,800 special agents assigned to 225 cities throughout the United States, and 93 overseas locations in 56 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.