Savita Singh-Murray, 39, a Canadian mother of three and grocery store cashier
, was caught on June 22, 2005 trying to smuggle 3 illegal aliens across the Canadian border into the United States. She seemed to pull out all the stops on excuses when she was caught. She also seems to be an immigrant herself from Guyana. If that's the case why isn't she facing deportation from Canada?
It wasn't just an act of kindness either, as there's some information below that a $4,000 payday was involved.
Interested-Participant has actually dug a little further into her background and found she has been caught before smuggling Guyanese illegal aliens into Buffalo, New York.
Bangor Daily News
The mother of three, who has been held without bail at the Piscataquis County Jail since her arrest on June 22, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. She also is expected to be barred from entering the U.S.
The federal sentencing guidelines, which determine sentencing ranges used by federal judges, call for Singh-Murray to serve zero to six months in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
Singh-Murray, originally from Guyana, admitted Tuesday that she tried to smuggle three Guyanese citizens across the U.S.-Canadian border through the Calais crossing.
She initially told officials that she was the aunt of Awad Hansraj, 21, Lalita Depaul, 18, and a juvenile, and that she intended to take them to the Calais McDonald's restaurant, according to court documents.
Singh-Murray later said she was not their aunt and was forced by a former boyfriend to smuggle the three into the United States and drop them off at the Calais Motor Inn, according to court documents.
Hansraj and Depaul each pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to enter the United States by making false statements to border agents and were ordered to spend four days in jail before deportation.
Singh-Murray's husband, Bryon Murray, later told authorities that $4,000 was involved in the smuggling attempt, but would not elaborate, the affidavit states.
So, while she faces up to 10 years, at most she'll probably get 6 months and be back smuggling more illegal aliens across the northern border in no time!