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Diaz’s wife, Diana, who also is a Border Patrol agent, said the judge in the case said the family would have a 60-day grace period after Mr. Diaz is released before members would have to make a payment. Diaz is responsible for a $600 assessment of fees, $270 in restitution and a $6,000 fine.

Daryl Fields, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office, said the office was pursuing “statutorily authorized collection efforts” and was “treating this case no differently than other cases.”