Judge mulls ammo charge against Dallas trucker

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Associated Press

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The attorney for a Dallas trucker who claims he made a wrong turn into Mexico with a truckload of ammunition says a judge will soon decide whether to reduce charges.

Jabin Bogan's attorney said Monday that a judge in Juarez, Mexico, will rule early this week on an appeal that seeks to change the ammunition trafficking charge to possession. Attorney Emilio de la Rosa says that would reduce the prison term from 30 years to no more than six years.

Bogan was arrested in April after crossing his 18-wheeler from Texas into Juarez.

The judge is considering testimony from Mexican customs agents that contradicted prosecutors' claim that Bogan hid 268,000 bullets under floorboards. Agents say Bogan was trying to make a U-turn into the U.S. when they found the ammunition.

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