Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Gets 15 Years in Prison

Matthew Hendley
Phoenix New Times
November 8, 2013


A corrupt Border Patrol agent was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for helping a drug-trafficking organization do its work.

Former Agent Ivhan Daniel Herrera-Chiang actually got more prison time than his partner-in-crime Michael Lopez-Garcia, a former Arizona Department of Corrections employee who personally smuggled meth across the border, according to federal prosecutors.

Lopez was sentenced to nine years in prison.

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