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CASE NAME:United States v. Jorge Angel Kusanovic
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Jorge Angel Kusanovic
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DOCKET NUMBER:5:09-cr-00064-C
SOURCE:Bloomberg, News Article, Courtlink (Lexis)
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Robin J. Cauthron
YEAR OF ARREST:2009
YEAR OF VERDICT:2009
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Oklahoma
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:5 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female and Male
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Most were from Chile
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Industry unclear
FIRST CHARGE:Encouraging illegal entry and residence
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324 (a)(1)(A)(iv)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:27
SECOND CHARGE:Alien Smuggling; Aiding and abetting
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324 (a)(2)(B)(ii) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:12
THIRD CHARGE:Harboring an alien
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. 1324 (a)(1)(A)(iii)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:12
FOURTH CHARGE:Fraud and misuse of immigration and other documents
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. 1546 (a)
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FOURTH CHARGE SENTENCE:27
FIFTH CHARGE:Fraud and misuse of immigration and other documents
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. 1546 (a)
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIFTH CHARGE SENTENCE:27
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:27 months
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APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Jorge Angel Kusanovic transported several people to the U.S. illegally by flying them from Chile to Mexico and then arranging for them to be smuggled across the border. He provided them with counterfeit documentation once they arrived. He recruited these people to come with promises of a better life. He apparently "helped them" find jobs and cash their checks. It appears he coerced them into remaining under his control for his financial gain. He tried to control them by recording their phone calls and conversations without consent. A plea bargain reduced the initial 15 charges to 5, to which Kusanovic pled guilty. He was sentenced to 27 month imprisonment.
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