Man Sentenced for Pretending to be Border Patrol Agent

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WESLACO - A Mission man will spend 18 months in prison for pretending to be a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Eugene Agustin Munoz-Canellas, 55, pled guilty last November but wasn’t sentenced until Monday. He falsely claimed to be a Border Patrol agent from July 2015 through September 2016.

Using that position, authorities said Munoz illegally solicited bribe payments from people seeking legal status in the U.S.

Munoz is a legal permanent resident from Cuba. Since he’s not a U.S. citizen, he’s expected to face deportation once he’s released from prison. 


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