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Resource ID: #21252
Subject: Immigrants
Source: Telemundo KTMD Houston, TX
Date: 2003-01-12



A Salvadorian immigrant woman is asked to give $5,000 to a state prison guard so he will let her husband free. The husband had cashed $700 in hot checks and that is why he was in prison. The woman contacted a Hispanic police officer. The police decided to set a trap for the prison guard. They hid and invited the news crew along. They put a wireless microphone on the Salvadorian woman. The authorities caught the prison guard on audio and videotape as he was taking the money from the woman, and promising the prisoner would not be deported. The prison guard was arrested and the husband of the Salvadorian woman was released when his term was up. The prison guard was sentenced to 6 years on probation.

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