Kansan Freed In Immigration Case

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Guatemalan janitor is free after his sentencing in a case against an unrecognized American Indian tribe that prosecutors say defrauded thousands of immigrants, by falsely claiming membership would make them U.S. citizens.

Angel Zamora was sentenced Thursday to time served and a year's supervised release.

He's the fifth defendant to be sentenced in the case against the Kaweah Indian Nation, which prosecutors contend is a fake tribe.

Zamora volunteered at the group's offices, where his wife worked.

He pleaded guilty in July to not telling authorities that a crime was being committed. His wife was sentenced earlier this month to time served on a similar charge.

After being freed Thursday, Angel Zamora embraced his tearful wife and children in the courthouse hallway.


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