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Posted March 22, 2005 by mattlawrence in Cuba Human Rights

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Refugee smugglers sentenced


MIAMI ó Two smugglers have been sentenced to terms in federal prison for their roles in attempting to bring 15 Cuban refugees to the United States last October, federal authorities announced Monday.

Ruben David Gomez-Borroso, whom federal prosecutors charged was the captain of a go-fast boat intercepted 47 nautical miles southeast of Islamorada last October with 15 refugees aboard, received a 30-month sentence.

Crewmate Jose Antonio Diaz received a 12-month sentence, according to prosecutors.

Both men pleaded guilty to charges of alien smuggling. Gomez-Borroso, who had a deportation order against him, also pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful re-entry of the country.

Judge K. Michael Moore handed down the sentences last Tuesday, according to prosecutors.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on March 28, 2005 by PABLOPUEBLO with 86 total posts

    Well Done!!! smugglers of Humans,desperate humans,are just
    beasts.I find 12 months for the crewmate very soft,Accomplices
    have to pay more for this outrageous crime.

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