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E'town doctor, former wife plead guilty to federal charges

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By Sarah Bennett

An Elizabethtown cardiologist and his ex-wife pleaded guilty late Monday in U.S. District Court to charges related to the harboring of an undocumented Bolivian national for financial gain.

Dr. Javier Arce, 59, pleaded guilty to failure to report knowledge of a felony to proper authorities, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Kentucky.

Arce's former wife, Cristina Mier Arce, 56, pleaded guilty to harboring for financial gain, according to U.S. Attorney's Office.

Both have been sentenced to a two-year probation and are required to pay the victim a restitution of $100,000, according to the news release.