04/18/2013 06:15 pm ET

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty In Smuggling Scam Involving Immigrants

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A Mexican man pleaded guilty this week after authorities said he double-crossed his partner while organizing a human smuggling ring that scammed families, including the husband of a pregnant immigrant.

Pedro Rayon-Perez, a 26-year-old Mexican national, entered his plea Monday moments before he was set to go to trial, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston. He is convicted of harboring immigrants suspected of entering the country illegally.

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