Animal Inspector will serve federal prison time for taking bribes at Mexican border

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A former USDA Animal Inspector will serve nearly five years in federal prison for accepting bribes from cattle brokers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sixty-nine-year-old Roberto Adams pleaded guilty last year to taking more than $40,000 dollars from Mexican cattle brokers while acting in his official USDA role.
In return, Adams allowed cattle to enter the U.S. without proper quarantine or inspection.

When handing down his sentence, the judge said that Adams did not understand the gravity of the crime and the farm he could have caused by allowing diseased cattle into the country.