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Misdemeanor Count Against Scott Warren Dismissed

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     Yesterday, the United States Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the remaining misdemeanor count against Scott Warren, for which he was found guilty. Senior District Judge Raner Collins granted the motion in court this morning. The dismissal is only as to the specific offense in Count 1 of the information. Dismissing the remaining count of conviction in this case does not foreclose the United States from prosecuting Warren for other crimes in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, should he violate the law.

     “While we continue to evaluate appellate options after an adverse ruling in a similar case, we want to ensure consistency in our prosecution of these violations moving forward,” said United States Attorney Michael Bailey. “But to be clear, these groups must follow the law, even when delivering true humanitarian aid, and we will continue to prosecute those who intentionally help illegal immigrants evade law enforcement detection while deceptively cloaking their illegal acts as ‘humanitarian aid.’”

Updated February 27, 2020

Human Smuggling
Release Number: 2020-026_Warren/CR-17-0341