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      Former sheriff TMs son sentenced to 17 years in federal prison

      Treviño is shown as the second from the right // File Photo

      Jonathan Trevio has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in the Panama Unit.

      Federal Judge Randy Crane sentenced Trevino Wednesday afternoon after two days in the McAllen Federal Courthouse.

      Judge Crane told Trevio during the sentencing: "It's evident that you involved your father with the terrible things you were doing.

      He continued: What you have done has disgraced us and Prison won't repair the damage you all have done.

      Action 4 News has been in the courtroom since Tuesday providing live tweets.

      Trevio will spend 17 years in prison.

      The following people were also sentenced Wednesday.

      ALEXIS ESPINOZA: Former Mission police officer

      Former Mission Police Officer Alexis Espinoza has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for his role in the Panama Unit Scandal.

      Although Espinoza qualified for more than 21 years in prison, Judge Randy Crane said he gave a lower sentence because Espinoza provided assistance in taking down a top law enforcement official in Hidalgo County.

      SALVADOR ARGUELLO: Former Panama Unit member

      Former Panama Unit member Salvador Arguello was just sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for his role in the scandal.

      Judge Randy Crane said Arguello qualified for a much higher sentence but got a lower one due to his "substantial" assistance in exposing other acts of corruption.

      ERIC MICHAEL ALCANTAR: Former Panama Unit member

      Former Panama Unit member Eric Michael Alcantar was just sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in the scandal.

      Judge Randy Crane said Alcantar qualified for a much higher sentence but got a lower one due to his "substantial" assistance in exposing other acts of corruption.

      FERNANDO GUERRA, SR: Drug trafficker

      San Carlos-based drug trafficker Fernando Guerra, Sr. was just sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for his role in the Panama Unit scandal.

      The following people were sentenced by Judge Randy Crane Tuesday.

      JORGE GARZA: Former sheriff's deputy

      Former Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputy Jorge Garza has just been sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison for his role in the Panama Unit scandal.

      In federal court, Jorge Garza apologized for "abusing the trust people bestowed upon" him.

      He added that he had ten grandkids that looked up to him. Judge Crane responded, "it seemed like easy money."

      The judge confirmed that Garza was involved in fake traffic stops, and he participated multiple times in the scandal.

      Garza's defense attorney said Garza was a "minor participant" in the scandal.

      FERNANDO GUERRA, JR.: Drug trafficker

      San Carlos-based drug trafficker Fernando Guerra, Jr. got eight years in federal prison for his role in the Panama Unit Scandal.

      He got a lower sentence due to a guilty plea and testify at the trial of a deputy.

      JP FLORES: Former sheriff's deputy

      Former Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputy JP Flores qualified for more prison time, but he was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for his role in the Panma Unit scandal due to his guilty plea.

      He provided information to the feds in other cases.

      CLAUDIO MATA: Former sheriff's deputy

      Former Hidalgo County deputy Claudio Mata was sentenced to 11 years and 8 months in federal prison for his role in the Panama Unit scandal.

      Judge Randy Crane said he got a reduction due to his cooperation in another case.

      GERARDO MENDOZA-DURAN

      Judge Crane sentenced Mendoza-Duran to 8 years in prison, according to a Monitor newspaper reporter.

      In federal court, his attorney said Mendoza-Duran "was just a lookout".

      Prosecutors confirmed that Mendoza-Duran was involved in the drug escorts.

      FABIAN RODRIGUEZ: Former sheriff TMs deputy today

      Former sheriff TMs deputy Fabian Rodriguez broke down while speaking about his 12-year-old son who will be 25-years-old when Rodriguez gets out of prison.

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