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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Defendants Plead Guilty To Conspiring To Harbor Aliens

Francisco Weinmann-Cervantes, Delia Wong De Weinmann and Ana Cristina Romero- Weinmann pled guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama before the Honorable Judge Callie V.S. Granade to conspiring knowingly to harbor aliens.

Specially, the defendants pled to knowingly and recklessly disregarding of the fact that aliens had come to, entered, and remained in the United States, in violation of the law.  The defendant then concealed, harbored and shielded them from detection  to enable the aliens they harbored to perform construction work for the defendants and their company for the purpose of private financial gain to the defendants.

The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama. The sentence is set for December 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm before Judge Granade.

This case was investigated by Homeland Securities Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Gregory A. Bordenkircher and Sinan Kalayoglu.

Updated January 26, 2015