Legal Advisor to Idaho-10 Gets 3-Year Sentence
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- Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:42 AM
BURLINGTON, USA - Jorge Orellana Torres Puello, the man who posed as legal adviser to the Idaho-10, the church group which sought to traffic 33 children out of Haiti in February of 2010, will serve time in prison.
A federal court issued Torres a 37 month prison sentence on a 2002 case in which he smuggled people into the United States from Canada.
Torres has eluded authorities in the U.S., Canada, El Salvador and Costa Rica, for 6 years but was discovered in the Dominican Republic when he appeared as adviser for the Idaho-10.
The group from Idaho were released from prison and its ring leader, Laura Silsby, served 3 months and 8 days before being released. Silsby was facing a maximum of 3 years.
Subsequent investigations found that all but one of the 33 children that the group attempted to traffic out of Haiti had at least one living parent.
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Source: Sacramento Bee , Burlington Free Press , Huffington Post , Dominican Central