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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 3, 2014

Three Plead Guilty In Scheme To Smuggle Aliens Via Private Planes

SAN DIEGO – United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced that Philip Kubeck, Roselia Kubeck, and Earl Allen pleaded guilty Friday morning in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to bring in illegal aliens for financial gain, harbor illegal aliens, and transport illegal aliens. All three entered their guilty pleas before U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Bartick.

As described in their plea agreements, Philip Kubeck, Roselia Kubeck, and Earl Allen were involved in a smuggling scheme in which illegal aliens were smuggled into the United States through a hole in the International boundary fence, were harbored at a house located on North 8th Street, in El Centro, California, and then transported further into the United States via private airplane in order to bypass Border Patrol checkpoints.

According to his plea agreement, Earl Allen operated the alien stash house located on North 8th Street, where the aliens were taken after illegally entering the United States through the hole in the fence. Earl Allen also drove the aliens to the Imperial County airport.

Philip Kubeck admitted that he served as the pilot, and flew the aliens from El Centro, California, past all of the Border Patrol checkpoints, to the Los Angeles area. According to her plea agreement, Roselia Kubeck served as the communications link between Philip Kubeck and Earl Allen coordinating flight times for the illegal aliens staying at the stash house, and drop off times for those aliens at the airport. Illegal aliens involved in this scheme paid as much as $10,000 to be brought into the United States and transported in this way.

All three are set for sentencing on April 21, 2014 before U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns.

DEFENDANTS   Criminal Case No. 13CR4226-LAB

Philip Kubeck
Roselia Kubeck
Earl Allen

   
 
SUMMARY OF CHARGES

Conspiracy in violation of of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371- Maximum penalties per count: 5 years in prison, $250,000 fine, term of supervised release of three years, restitution, and $100 special assessment.

 
INVESTIGATING AGENCIES

United States Border Patrol

Updated July 23, 2015