Texas border agents' convictions upheld


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By Graeme Zielinski
The San Antonio Express-News

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A panel of federal appellate judges on Monday affirmed the convictions and lengthy sentences handed to two Border Patrol agents who in 2005 shot an unarmed and fleeing dope dealer then engaged in a cover-up to hide their crimes.

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