Carmen Maria Ponton Caro

Charge Date: Tue Jan. 3, 2006
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations, Material support for terrorists, RICO/racketeering
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Material support for terrorists
Alleged Affiliation:Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Ponton Caro, along with Edizon Gamboa, Bernardo Londono, Julio Lopez, Jalal Moheisen, Luis Morales, Jalal Romero, and Victor Salamanca, was caught as part of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement sting. Ponton Caro helped informants posing as FARC operatives get through Bogota's airport. She was sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

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