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Old 09-03-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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In July, a federal grand jury handed up a 16-count indictment against Cesar Navarrete, Geovanni Navarrete, Ismael Michael Navarrete, their mother Villhina “Virgini” Navarrete and Antonia Zuniga Vargas.

Family member Jose Navarrete, who was charged back in January, pleaded guilty to five out of 17 previously filed charges in May.

Before their family members admitted they were guilty, 10 other members of the Navarrete family anxiously waited in the courtroom, including another of Villhina’s sons, Francisco “Frankie” Navarrete, 20, and his wife Laura Luna, 19.

“We’re sad,” said Luna, before the plea. “It’s not right.”

Francisco Navarrete, who resides in La Belle with his wife, said he has only been able to speak with his mom once and with one of his brothers on the phone during another occasion.

“We just want to see what’s going to happen,” Francisco Navarrete said.

The plea in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers was an about face from the family’s not guilty plea in January, and only came after attorneys for the family and prosecutors spent most of the morning in court ironing out the details.

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Due to their immigration status, the Navarretes and Zuniga Vargas are ineligible for bond and are being held in the Lee County jail.


Immokalee family pleads guilty to harboring illegal aliens : Lee : Naples Daily News

The moral of this story: The familia that commits crimes together gets prosecuted together.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Oh pitbull you kill me again. Moralof the story is eventually you will get caught. I happy ending would be deportation of the whole clan.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Oh pitbull you kill me again. Moralof the story is eventually you will get caught. I happy ending would be deportation of the whole clan.
I posted this one in your honor!
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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I posted this one in your honor!
Roger that pitbull tinman calls bravo zulu. LOL = good job or well done.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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Roger that pitbull tinman calls bravo zulu. LOL = good job or well done.
Why thank you sir.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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Why thank you sir.
November papa no problem. It was earned.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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this is a case of human traffickers. and this sounds like these people operated a drop house. with indentured servants. these people prey on others. arresting them is a good thing.

but i do wonder how far the reach of this law would be. if i am not required by state, county or city to ask for papers before i allow someone to live in my house, how would i know they are legal?
what if i rented a house to some one who turned out to be illegal? could i be charged with harboring? what if i let a colleague of mine move in temporarily, but later they were determined to be illegal. would i face any charges of harboring?

i think this was a clear case because of the amount of individuals and the type of "contract" they held them to, or the conditions they were held in, but how far can this go.

as a property owner and land lord i dont worry about this stuff until i hear cases like this. could i be unknowingly harboring illegals? could i be prosecuted for such? even if my area does not have laws requiring verification of citizenship?

hmmmmm????
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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it never stops does it?

be dang happy i'm not President of the USA.

Because if I were... when all the troops come home, I'd have them do house to house searches.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Drat, I was hoping to see Ruben Navarette on this list
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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HA, I thought the same thing!
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