- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Three people who smuggled immigrants into the U.S. through a hole in California’s border fence with Mexico and then flew them elsewhere have been sentenced.

Federal prosecutors say a judge on Monday gave pilot Philip Kubeck 15 months in prison and a halfway house. Earl Allen was sentenced to nine months.

Kubeck’s wife, Roselia, got six months at a halfway house and probation.

All three pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

Prosecutors say the trio charged up to $10,000 a person for the trip, which involved entering the U.S. through a fence hole near Mexicali and being driven to a stash house in El Centro operated by Allen.

Later, Kubeck would fly them from the Imperial County Airport to other destinations for a fee.



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