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Border Agent To Be Sentenced For Corruption

A Customs and Border Protection agent could face federal prison for allowing a convicted human trafficker to enter the U.S. at a San Diego border crossing.

City News Service says Thomas Silva is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in San Diego.

Authorities say Silva allowed his brother-in-law, a convicted migrant smuggler, to drive through the San Ysidro crossing from Mexico in April even though he knew there was a warrant out for his arrest.

The nine-year veteran pleaded guilty last fall to concealing a person from arrest. He also pleaded guilty to defrauding an insurance company of about $7,000 by falsely claiming a truck he took to Mexico had been stolen.

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