• human smuggling case Aug 24

    Canadian Man Pleads Guilty in Human Smuggling Case on Border

    A Montreal man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he led an organization that smuggled people into the U.S. from Canada along the Vermont and New York borders, court records show. Godofredo Rivas-Melendez, 61, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. In a plea agreement filed before Friday’s hearing, Rivas-Melendez and prosecutors agreed...

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