The latest news, from AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca in El Paso, Texas, notes that on July 5, U.S. truck driver Jabin Bogan’s defense team gathered with local officials, prosecutors (which is trying Bogan on smuggling charges) and experts to “reenact” the alleged wrong turn that saw Bogan enter Mexico with a load of surplus ammunition bound for Phoenix
Unfortunately, last week was a long-planned week off for myself and family and I missed the news until yesterday — notable in Llorca’s report is reporting that suggests Bogan’s Mexican attorney is not exactly hopeful of complete exoneration for the U.S. driver. Rather, attorney Emilio de la Rosa told Llorca, he’s hopeful of a simple possession charge, which Llorca reported carried up to six years’ jail time and/or a simple fine. (If convicted of smuggling, Bogan could be put away for decades.)
Read his full report here. Or track back through our coverage of the Bogan case, ongoing since mid-April, in the links below (they run from most recent back).
Mexican customs officials corroborate trucker’s story
Bogan case: More reasons to choose a carrier carefully
DOT orders shutdown of Demco Express
‘Bring Jabin home’ — rally around jailed driver continues
Support swells for U.S. trucker detained in Mexico
U.S. trucker detained by Mexican authorities
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