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Man gets 2 years for smuggling immigrants

Posted at 8:43 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 11:52:42-04

A man convicted of harboring illegal immigrants for profit was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday.

Tumacacori resident Henry Joe Kane, 52, will serve two years, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to a felony charge of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens for profit.

Kane was arrested Dec. 3 after authorities found six undocumented aliens, including an unaccompanied minor, at his home. Judge Raner C. Collins said the victims were kept in "deplorable conditions," with rodent and pet refuse strewn through the trash-laden home. Smugglers paid Kane to house the immigrants.