MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Mexican drug dealer who pleaded guilty in a secret proceeding a year and a half ago will go to prison for almost 20 years.
U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade sentenced David Plata Segovia on Friday to 19 years and 10 months in prison.
Segovia pleaded guilty to drug charges in 2009 but details of his plea agreement remained sealed until the sentencing.
The sentence was two years less than the minimum under advisory guidelines. The judge said she wanted to give the defendant a break because he spent 10 months in an overcrowded Mexican prison.
Defense lawyer Dom Soto said he had hoped for a lesser sentence.
The indictment accused Segovia of conspiring to sell more than 500 kilograms of cocaine in the United States.
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12/22/2012 4:32:25 AM (GMT -6:00)