EL PASO, Texas -

The former Customs and Border Protection officer convicted of smuggling undocumented immigrants into the United States has been sentenced to 7-and-a-half years in federal prison.

A federal jury Friday found Lawrence Madrid, 55, Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Alien Smuggling for Financial Gain, Aiding and Abetting Alien Smuggling for Financial Gain, and two counts of Accepting a Bribe.

Madrid will also be on supervised release for three years when he is released from prison. At the time of his arrest, Madrid was working at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry in Downtown El Paso.

Prosecutors also charged Madrid's wife, Odet Madrid-Corchado; and Maria Guadalupe Jaime-Hernandez, a 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Las Cruces.

Both women allegedly participated in the scheme and were also charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Alien Smuggling for Financial Gain and Alien smuggling for Financial Gain.

Federal prosecutors said Madrid accepted money in exchange for using his official position to allow undocumented immigrants to be smuggled through the ports of entry. In addition, the federal jury found, that on two separate occasions, Madrid accepted money to allow an undocumented immigrant to enter the U.S. without proper authorization through the pedestrian lanes of a port of entry.

An arrest warrant is in effect for Madrid's 39-year-old wife. Odet Madrid allegedly failed to appear for trial and is considered a fugitive.