Sandra Lee Miller was supposed to be sentenced on Monday in federal court after pleading guilty to an attempt to smuggle nine illegal immigrants into the U.S.
However, Miller was able to walk out of the courthouse a free woman.
Miller and her attorney were allowed until March 22 to look at the text messages on her phone. The federal government uses a point system in determining punishment, and Miller is hoping the huge volume of text messages she has on the phone will prove she wasn't the ringleader of the smuggling operation.
If she can show that to be true, then her sentence could be reduced.
It was back on July of 2012 that she was stopped near Rivera with nine illegal immigrants inside her vehicle. In court documents, the government also said that the immigrants were staying in a barn at Miller's home, which she shared with her husband, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Judge Jerry Miller.
"Everything will come out," Miller said. "God is good. No comment. Thank you."
Court documents also point out that the woman who agreed to help was told by Miller that she and her husband had argued about the immigrants staying in their barn, and that the judge did not think it was a good idea.
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