BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Montreal man has been acquitted through a federal court docket jury on a charge he helped shipping two males in Vermont once they it appears crossed illegally into the United States from Canada.
The jury returned the decision Thursday after the trial of Viatcheslav Kim, a naturalized Canadian citizen firstly from Russia.
Kim was once apprehended through Border Patrol brokers in Derby Line in the early morning hours of May 31 with two males in his automotive, one from Russia, the opposite Uzbekistan. While Kim was once in the rustic legally, neither of his passengers had permission to be in the United States.
Federal Public Defender Michael Desautels mentioned Friday the jury may now not be persuaded past an affordable doubt that Kim knew his passengers have been in the rustic illegally.