Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:03 AM
Updated: Jan 23, 2013 6:03 AM
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) The head of a human smuggling ring has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. Investigators say 46-year-old Jose Aguirre-Nunez pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Since 2001, the smuggling ring moved hundreds of illegal immigrants through South Texas to Houston.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A convicted killer who faked being a police officer to try and sexually assault a woman has been sentenced to 90 years in prison. Prosecutors in Fort Worth yesterday announced the sentence for 62-year-old Raul Alvarez-Mijan. Prosecutors say Alvarez-Mijan flashed a badge in 2010 and threatened to jail a woman if she didn't have sex with him.
IRVING, Texas (AP) A minor earthquake has rattled the Dallas area. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.0 magnitude quake occurred last night and was centered about five miles northwest of Irving. Officials say no damage or injuries have been reported.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) The Texas billionaire who owns the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J., has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine. New Jersey regulators cited Tilman Fertitta for playing blackjack at two Atlantic City casinos last year. That violates a law that bars holders of a key casino employee license from gambling in the city. Golden Nugget general manager Tom Pohlman says Fertitta didn't know about the ban.