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Texas Men Sentenced In NJ For Immigrant Smuggling

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Two men who admitted conspiring with human smugglers to transport illegal immigrants from Texas to the Northeast have been sentenced to prison.

Forty-three-year-old Angel Bravo of Houston was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., to more than three years in prison.

Bravo’s stepbrother, 37-year-old Gaspar Campos, also of Houston, was given a 32-month sentence. Both men pleaded guilty in July.

The U.S. Attorney for New Jersey says the two founded a Texas-based company called Transportes Latinos to take people from Houston to other U.S. cities.

Authorities say they were really working with human smugglers, charging fees to transport immigrants to their final U.S. destinations.

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