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Thu May 30, 2019, 05:42 AM

Prosecutors argue No More Deaths volunteer conspired to protect 2 men in country illegally

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/052919_warren_nmd_trial/prosecutors-argue-no-more-deaths-volunteer-conspired-protect-2-men-country-illegally/


Posted May 29, 2019, 4:46 pm

Paul Ingram
TucsonSentinel.com

Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that Scott Warren, a volunteer for a humanitarian group that works to save people from dying in Arizona's hostile deserts, was engaged in a "criminal conspiracy" when he decided to harbor two men in the country without authorization at a ramshackle building on the western edge of Ajo, a small desert town west of Tucson.

However, defense lawyers responded, saying that Warren had no intent to violate the law, and that the professor and geographer took steps to ensure he was "squarely and fully in the law," and that he was responding to "unfolding crisis" in the millions of acres owned by the federal government that surrounded the town.

Warren, 36, is a volunteer for the humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths, and on Jan. 17 2018, he was arrested by Border Patrol agents at "the Barn," a privately owned building in Ajo regularly used as a staging point for volunteers offering humanitarian aid in the harsh Southern Arizona desert.

Warren faces one count of criminal conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens, and two counts of harboring. If convicted and sentenced to consecutive terms, Warren could face more than two decades behind bars.

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sinkingfeeling May 30 #1

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Thu May 30, 2019, 07:27 AM

1. This trial is a disgrace to the country. It's a show trial to be used as a

warning to people of conscience.

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