Sunday, February 25, 2018

No More Deaths volunteer indicted on human-smuggling charges

In a separate case, Warren and eight other border activists face misdemeanor charges of driving in a wilderness area and leaving water jugs and food in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in June 2017.

By Curt Prendergast, Arizona Daily Star
February 20, 2018
A federal grand jury has indicted a No More Deaths volunteer on felony human-smuggling charges.

Scott Warren, 35, was charged with one count of human-smuggling conspiracy and two counts of knowingly concealing two border-crossers from law enforcement, according to a Feb. 14 indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson. Warren faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Warren is accused of giving two border-crossers food and water over the course of three days in January at a building near Ajo where the group provides humanitarian aid to crossers in distress.[…]

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