BANGOR (AP) — A Canadian woman accused of trying to bring a Brazilian woman into Maine has pleaded guilty to bringing an illegal immigrant into the U.S.
No sentencing date has been set for 43-year-old Lynne Boutot, of Saint Basil, New Brunswick, who entered her plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.
Prosecutors say she accepted $1,500 in exchange for bringing the Brazilian into the U.S. in her trunk in January. She told officials at the border at Madawaska, Maine, that she was entering the U.S. to buy gas. Her trunk was opened during a secondary inspection.
The Brazilian stowaway, who has two children who are U.S. citizens, was sentenced to 12 days in jail. Boutot faces up to 10 years in prison.