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Sentencing set for alleged rip-off crew member

Sentencing set for alleged rip-off crew member

CREATED Dec 19, 2012

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

TUCSON (AP) - A new sentencing date has been set for a man accused of robbing marijuana smugglers after they sneaked into the United States.

Rito Osorio-Arellanes will be sentenced Jan. 22 for a conspiracy conviction.

Authorities say Osorio-Arellanes was part of a ring that preyed on smugglers.

Five other members of the alleged rip-off crew were accused of murder in the December 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Terry's death revealed the failures of the botched gun smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Two rifles bought the smuggling ring targeted in the investigation were found at the scene of shootout that mortally wounded Terry.

Rito Osorio-Arellanes was in custody before the shooting and doesn't face murder charges in Terry's death.

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