#AceNewsReport – June.19: Samuel Vasquez-Morales, from Mexico, entered a guilty plea June 10 before U. S District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo: Judge Marmolejo set Vasquez-Morales’ sentencing for Oct. 16: At that time, Vazquez-Morales faces up to 10 years in federal prison: He will remain in federal custody pending that hearing: Since Vasquez-Morales is not a U.S. citizen, he is also expected to face deportation proceedings after he completes his prison sentence.
According to court documents, on April 1, 2019, Vazquez-Morales was apprehended after guiding six illegal aliens through the brush near Laredo: Five were from the People’s Republic of China; one was a Brazilian national. Vazquez-Morales was determined to be a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States as well.
On June 10, Vasquez-Morales admitted that he guided the group from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, into the United States: He stated he was working for Cartel Del Noreste and that he expected to be paid $400 for the job: One of the Chinese nationals told agents he planned to pay $30,000 to be smuggled into the United States from Mexico.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Day, Southern District of Texas, is prosecuting this case.