Woman From Brazil Sentenced for Attempted Entry in Maine 

A woman from Brazil who attempted to illegally enter Maine by hiding in the trunk of a Canadian woman’s car has been sentenced to 12 days in jail. The sentence imposed by Judge Margaret Kravchuk amounts to the time already served by 29-year-old Daniela Cristine Tonel-Alves. She was arrested on January 8th with a 43-year-old New Brunswick woman, who’s still awaiting sentencing. Court documents indicate Tonel-Alves grew up in Framingham, Mass., after coming to the U.S. with her parents when she was 8. She’s married to a citizen from Brazil and has two children who’reU.S. citizens, but her lawyer says the couple has no documentation.The couple last year applied for a change in their immigration status, which was denied. (AP)