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The driver of a passenger van carrying a group of illegal immigrants was given his punishment on Nov. 30 in federal court in Knoxville.
U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips sentenced Marco Polo Vega Hernandez to 11 months and 15 days in prison.
Hernandez pled guilty to being in the country illegally and transporting illegal aliens.
The van Hernandez was driving was stopped on Interstate 40 at the 362 exit on April 7 by the 9th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
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