Not Guilty Verdict in Alien Smuggling Case


SAN DIEGO, California — USA v. Arnett Ford, No. 00CR0528-R, June 1999, in front of the Hon. John S. Rhodes, the defendant was accused of smuggling undocumented persons in the trunk of the car he was driving. The defendant testified that he had been asked to drive the car across the border to fix a mechanical problem. At the border, the agents opened the trunk and found a small family hidden inside. Mr. Ford denied knowledge and with Mr. Khojayan’s help presented a vigorous defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict in the Alien Smuggling Case.

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