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Mexican pleads guilty in killing of a US agent

Case uncovered failed ‘Fast and Furious’ tactic

PHOENIX — A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the killing of a US Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched ‘‘Fast and Furious’’ gun-smuggling operation, marking the biggest conviction to date in a case that embarrassed the federal government and prompted a series of congressional investigations.

In his guilty plea, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes admitted that he was part of a rip-off crew that sneaked into the United States from Mexico about a week before the death of Agent Brian Terry.

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