- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities are seeking a border officer’s wife who failed to show up at her husband’s trial in El Paso where she also faced charges related to a human smuggling scheme.

Odet Corchado was arrested last July with her 54-year-old husband, Lawrence, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, and was scheduled to go on trial last week with him.

A jury convicted him of smuggling and bribery charges. The El Paso Times (https://bit.ly/1spQGrJ) reports a federal judge has revoked her $10,000 bond and a warrant has been issued for her arrest for failing to appear in court.

She’s accused of directing people who paid about $2,000 to get into a line at border bridges where her husband worked so they could get into the U.S. without immigration paperwork.

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Information from: El Paso Times, https://www.elpasotimes.com


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