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CASE NAME:United States v. Adrian Zitlalpopoca-Hernandez
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Adrian Zitlalpopoca-Hernandez
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SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Roger T. Benitez
YEAR OF ARREST:2009
YEAR OF VERDICT:2010
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:California
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Southern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Mexico
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:Yes
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Sex trafficking by force, fraud, or <br>coercion
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591, 18 U.S.C. § 2
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:292
SECOND CHARGE:Persuasion or coercion to travel <br>to engage in prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2422, 18 U.S.C. § 2
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Harboring aliens for prostitution
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1328, 18 U.S.C. § 2
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Bringing illegal aliens into the U.S. for financial gain
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2)(B)(ii), 18 U.S.C. § 2
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FIFTH CHARGE:Harboring illegal aliens
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii), 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(v)(II)
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:292 months
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$1,400,000
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:495 Fed. Appx. 833
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Reverse
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Adrian Zitlalpopoca-Hernandez smuggled two Mexican women, ages 17 and 18, into California to work as prostitutes in migrant worker camps. Before smuggling them into the United States, he had met them in Mexico and wooed them with romance and promises of affection, thereby coercing them to work as prostitutes in various cities in Mexico. Zitlalpopoca was smuggled into the United States along with one of his victims. The second victim was brought in by another smuggler later. Defendant continued to manipulate the women in the same way he had done in Mexico. He was arrested following a traffic stop in an area known for prostitution. The 9th Circuit overturned defendant's conviction in 2012.
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