Convicted immigrant smuggler sentenced

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Fourteen days of jail time. That's all a man accused of trying to smuggle illegal aliens got for the crime.

27-year-old Jose "E" Ramirez Jr. was sentenced this morning to three years probation on a single count of human smuggling.

He was also sentenced to 14 days in jail but since he has already spent that much time behind bars he is now free.

Fruita Police caught Ramirez driving on I-70 with 18 illegal aliens inside his vehicle.

Ramirez told police they paid him $30 each to drive them to Kansas.

The suspected illegal aliens were taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


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  • by Shannon Location: Grand Junction on Jun 19, 2009 at 01:24 PM
    Really, Lee? Did you read the article? The first line pretty clearly shows this news outlet doesn't care for the sentence that was handed down. It crosses the line of journalistic objectivity, actually. You're encouraging 11 News to become 'another Drive-By media liberal paper' (your poor command of the English language, not mine) rather than applauding them for not being more baised than they already are. Make up your mind: objective journalists v. liberal media. They can't be both, your argument is lame. And they're a TV station, not a newspaper. I don't think you're any great loss to their viewership...
  • by Lee Location: USA on Jun 19, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    How dare you have the disdain to run an article like this without showing your disgust for this judges action? Why hasn't this scumbag been deported? You must be another Drive-By media liberal paper who thinks ILLEGALS deserve some type of preferential treatment for breaking our LAWS. Had these people were Americans sneaking into Mexico, they'd be SHOT and the coyote been shot as well. Why should our laws be compromised? Why not show and print your contempt for these judges? You're off my list of a source for news.
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