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Judge finds poaching remedies vague in Mexican gray wolf recovery plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will have six months to come up with specific actions to address poaching of endangered Mexican gray wolves — actions that should have been included in a recovery plan published in 2017, a federal judge ruled Friday.... Read more»

Driver for U.S. consulate in Nogales convicted of gun smuggling

A driver for the U.S. consulate in Nogales, Sonora, was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in prison for attempting to smuggle more than a dozen firearms into Mexico last year, including a .50-caliber sniper rifle. ... Read more»

Tucson woman sentenced to 18 months, fined $90k for defrauding immigrants with pending cases

A Tucson woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison for fraud after she pretended to be both an ICE official and an immigration attorney, bilking her victims out of thousands by claiming she could help them with their immigration cases. ... Read more»

Man shot fleeing through Nogales port sentenced to 27 months for striking CBP officers

A Mexican man who was shot in the head in 2016 while attempting to barrel through a Nogales border crossing, striking two Customs and Border Protection officers, was sentenced last week to 27 months in prison. ... Read more»

Ex-BP agent gets prison in money-laundering case

A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his involvement in scheme to launder drug money. Raimundo Borjas was arrested in 2013 for having deposited drug proceeds at a credit union in 2010. He pleaded guilty last year.... Read more»

Remembering Jan. 8

'Genuine' Judge Roll remembered in special court session

Judge John Roll, one of the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting, was remembered Friday in a special court session. Roll, who was Arizona's chief federal judge before he was gunned down, was called "genuine" by nearly every speaker at the memorial session.... Read more»

Senate considers Zipps to replace slain Judge Roll

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Guerin Zipps faced a friendly Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday on her nomination to fill the seat of U.S. District Judge John Roll, who was killed in the Jan. 8 attack that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»