Prosecutors say US marshal disclosed agent's ID

By: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press
By: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A deputy U.S. marshal accused of disclosing to his father, a convicted drug trafficker, the identity of an undercover federal agent has testified in South Texas that he regretted sharing the information.

Lucio Moya took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in Brownsville on charges of obstruction and accessory after the fact. Moya said he did not suspect his father of criminal activity when he told him that the man was an agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His father had given him a copy of a driver's license saying he suspected the man of being a drug trafficker.

Prosecutors allege Moya's father was checking out a man hired to drive a truck load of marijuana to Houston and his son used his access to do so.

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