- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man accused of helping smuggle an unauthorized immigrant into the U.S. has admitted to lying about his military record.

Scotty Kamakahohie White was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

The U.S Attorney’s Office in San Diego says White originally claimed to have served in the Army from 2001 to 2006 and received an honorable discharge at the rank of sergeant after three separate tours of duty in Iraq.

A review of White’s records found he had served less than 10 months and not been involved in any combat operations.

When confronted, prosecutors say White admitted he had gone AWOL and been kicked out of the Army.

He agreed not to oppose a 30-month sentence for his role in the smuggling.

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