Rhonda Walker, 40, of Laredo, Texas, pleaded responsible on Friday to “conspiracy to encourage or induce a international nationwide to enter america,” Performing U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of Texas Jennifer B. Lowery introduced in a assertion.
In trade for her responsible plea, federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss extra costs of conspiring to move an unlawful alien and making false statements, the Related Press reported.
Walker, who was working as CBP officer on the time, improperly used one other officer’s pc login info on Jan. 2 to assist a Mexican lady named Yadira Yesenia Treviño-San Miguel enter the U.S. by the Laredo Port of Entry, prosecutors stated.
Walker scanned Trevino’s immigration paperwork earlier than entry, prosecutors famous. Despite the fact that Trevino had no authorized standing to reside or work within the U.S., Walker allegedly meant for the lady to illegally enter the nation and work for her as a housekeeper and nanny.
Walker can be accused of mendacity to authorities when she falsely acknowledged that Trevino was her organic aunt and denied processing her entry or using her in her residence.
U.S. District Decide Marina Garcia Marmolejo will resolve a sentence on Aug. 9. Walker may withstand 10 years in jail and a attainable $250,000 most nice. She was permitted to stay on bond pending that listening to.
The Related Press contributed to this report.