by Scott Cooper
And one month in prison plus three years in supervised release after pleading guilty in a case involving more than $2.4 million found by customs agents at Miami International Airport in the luggage of two girls with whom he had only arrived June 4 in the Dominican Republic.
Luis de Jesús Alonzo, 44, Expressed sorrow in a brief statement in court following U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore sentenced him in downtown Miami.
“I have been in law Authorities for years, with no criminal behavior before I made a terrible decision that day,” Alonzo said. “I’ve had an impeccable record, a record that reflects a totally different person from the one that day.”
Not disagree with Alonzo’s self-analysis, “every time a law enforcement officer engages in criminal behaviour, it undermines public confidence in law enforcement.”
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The sentence marked the end of The case involving Alonzo after Customs and Border Protection officers at MIA found the money hidden in bags of diapers and baby towels in the bag of the two women. They didn’t find any money in Alonzo’s bags, but he did sign the customs declaration that made no mention of the $2.4 million.
The team had just returned from Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. The two women are linked by investigators to a separate Medicare fraud case