4-month jail term for illegal entry case

Posted on Dec 23 1998

A man who was found guilty of assisting an illegal immigration entry was sentenced yesterday to four months in jail.

Jan-E-Alam Noor was also ordered to pay fine of $5,000 and to perform 500 hours of community work.

Noor was found guilty of assisting illegal immigration entry during a bench trial last Nov. 20 but was acquitted of the charge of conspiracy to assist illegal entry.

He was accused of assisting or inducing foreign workers to enter the Commonwealth knowing that such entry was in violation of the law.

He allegedly conspired with two other defendants in recruiting workers and promising them jobs but failed to provide such employment.

Superior Court Judge Juan T. Lizama sentenced him to three years in jail but suspended it to four months on the condition that he pays fine and performs community work service which included translating for Bangladesh nationals.

He was placed on probation for the remainder of his sentence.

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