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Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Hector Rodriguez was sentenced today (Sept. 9) to 78 months in prison for taking bribes for bringing in aliens for financial gain. Among the items seized were a 2009 Jaguar and 12 luxury watches.

Rodrigue admitted that from 2010 to 2012, he received bribes from codefendants Gerardo Rodriguez and Maria Guerrero in return for letting illegal aliens into the U.S. Gerardo Rodriguez was sentenced to 60 months and Guerrero got 30 months for their roles.

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Visduh Sept. 9, 2013 @ 7:55 p.m.

Given the violation of trust that these offenses entailed, I can only wonder of instead of 78 months, 60 months, and 30 months, those sentences were in YEARS. No, that would never happen. But if all their assets were seized, that would go a long way toward justice. As it stands, none of them are going to be employable by any sort of legitimate employer. So, where will they find employment? Maybe by those who corrupted them in the first place.

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rehftmann Sept. 9, 2013 @ 8:20 p.m.

Do you mean a government? It's unenforceable law which leads to corruption. Nothing is more corrosive to respect for authority. I'm not sure how true it is that there is honor among thieves, but you can bet you won't be in business long as crook who crosses other crooks. At any rate, 78 months in prison should be the equivalent of a PhD in criminality.

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Don Bauder Sept. 10, 2013 @ 6:49 a.m.

rehftmann: In San Diego, there is not simply honor among thieves. The corporate welfare crowd, the biggest thieves of taxpayer money, are honored by the mainstream media. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Sept. 10, 2013 @ 6:45 a.m.

Visduh: Good question: where do they find employment after emerging from prison? Best, Don Bauder

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MURPHYJUNK Sept. 10, 2013 @ 7:46 a.m.

how much money will be waiting for him on his release ?

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Don Bauder Sept. 10, 2013 @ 9:50 a.m.

Murphyjunk: Always a good question. Best, Don Bauder

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