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Pyle Transportation: Pyle-Branded Semitrailer and Harbour Immigrants

pyle transportation: Dozens of immigrants were found packed inside a Pyle-branded semitrailer in July in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart, according to The Chronicle Herald. Eight people were found dead inside, and two more died after being hospitalized. Pyle Transportation was placed under an out-of-service order Monday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after a review found the company's safety rating was so unsatisfactory that it was unfit to remain in business, agency spokesman Duane DeBruyne confirmed to The Associated Press. The driver, James Bear Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Florida; and Pedro Silva-Segura, 47, of Laredo, Texas, are charged with several offences, including conspiring to transport and harbour immigrants who are illegally in the U.S. for financial gain. He has said that he sold the trailer and hired Bradley, who had worked previously for the firm, as a contractor to drive it to Brownsville, Texas, to deliver it to the buyer. Pyle Transportation owner Brian Pyle has denied knowledge of the alleged smuggling conspiracy. ( As reported in the news.