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A Corpus Christi attorney was arrested over the weekend and accused of smuggling four men from Mexico. According to an offense report obtained by KPRC 2 Investigates, Timothy Daniel Japhet was arrested near the town of Brackettville on Aug. 13 and spent a week in jail.

The arrest involved a state trooper and a Galveston County Precinct 2 deputy constable who was working in the area as part of Operation Lone Star. The deputy constable reported Japhet was driving a BMW with paper plates and failed “to drive in a single lane” while traveling Ranch Road 674.

The deputy constable wrote Japhet “refused to comply” when ordered to turn off his car and exit the vehicle. The trooper and the deputy said they saw three men unrestrained in the backset and a fourth man in the front seat. The deputy reported when she tried to open the car door, “the male then slapped my hand away from the door handle.” The deputy constable wrote Japhet also resisted arrest and claimed to be a judge.

Border Patrol later determined the men in the car were in the country illegally. However, during a phone conversation with KPRC 2, Japhet said he was not smuggling the men, but rather picked up hitchhikers. Japhet said he picked up the men south of Del Rio after leaving the Lucky Eagle casino in Eagle Pass.

“I stopped to let my dog take a (expletive) and a guy walked up and asked for a ride to his jobsite,” Japhet said. “Then three other guys jumped in the backseat.”

Japhet said the men claimed their ride to a jobsite in Del Rio failed to show-up. Japhet said when he arrived at the jobsite in Del Rio, it was closed due to rain.

“The guys then asked me to take them to another jobsite in San Antonio,” Japhet said.

At one point in the conversation Japhet denied crossing the center line, which prompted police to stop his BMW. He then later said he was nervous taking the men all the way to San Antonio so he tried to get pulled over by speeding. He denies resisting arrest.

At one point in the conversation Japhet denied crossing the center line, which prompted police to stop his BMW. He then later said he was nervous taking the men all the way to San Antonio so he tried to get pulled over by speeding. He denies resisting arrest.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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