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Woman Sentenced For Stashing 44 Undocumented Immigrants in City Heights Home

A woman who hid 44 undocumented immigrants inside her home in the City Heights area of San Diego has been sentenced.

U.S. Prosecutor Mark Conover confirmed to NBC 7, Dania Olivero was sentenced to 37 months in jail Thursday.

Olivero plead guilty in January to harboring and concealing undocumented immigrants in exchange for thousands of dollars.

She admitted to providing shelter, food, and drinks to the individuals she harbored.

The stash house was discovered in November, 2016.

In an interview with NBC 7 at the time, Conover had said many of the individuals were living inside a shed in the backyard that did not have any lighting or ventilation.

All but two identified themselves as Mexican nationals who were in the U.S. illegally.

The individuals had paid between $5,000 to $8,000 to be smuggled into the U.S.

Olivero is a Cuban national with legal status in the U.S.

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