Medford man convicted of transporting 3 people who crossed into U.S. illegally

Federal prosecutors say Omar Mera-Marquez was convicted of driving from Long Island to the United States-Canadian border to pick up three men from Mexico.

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2024, 9:50 AM

Updated 32 days ago

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A Medford man is facing up to 10 years in prison for transporting people who came into the country illegally.
Federal prosecutors say Omar Mera-Marquez was convicted of driving from Long Island to the United States-Canadian border to pick up three men from Mexico in exchange for $1,500.
The incident happened in October and News 12 has been told he had an accomplice who pleaded guilty and was deported.
Mera-Marquez also faces a $250,000 fine.
Mera-Marquez is set to be sentenced in September.


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