Over the last four years, a half dozen Mexican families have suffered the loss of one of their family members as a result of Border Patrol shootings. All of the fatalities were of unarmed men, were Mexican and in Mexican territory. The Supreme Court will likely decide the fate of legal efforts to hold the
Mexican President Erique Pena Nieto said he would do it. Sending troops back to their barracks and turning prosecution of the wars between criminal organizations over to local, State and Federal Police forces and in his first 100 days, well, the soldiers are still on the streets, ( as they should be) but you won’t
After President Obama and Mexican President Calderon announced Thursday a working agreement on allowing Mexican trucks access to American highways after almost 20 years of the US violating it’s obligation under NAFTA, the airwaves and internet are alive with renewed debate as talkers and opposition groups feed on the unfounded paranoia of the American trucker.
On July 1st, MTO reported on the arrest of Customs and Border Protection officer Margarita Crispin of El Paso and followed up on the story on April 21, 2008 when she entered a guilty plea to the charges against her. Andrew Becker placed this follow up in Mother Jones titled “Will Corruption Cross the Line?”
On Friday, July 3rd, 2009, Jim Gilchrist took a break from slinging mud against his compatriots and along with staff and independent Minutemen and Friends of the Minuteman Project, Inc. attended the Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly Dinner meeting honoring Ex Border Patrol Agent and convicted felon Jose Compean. It is truly shameful, that in America today,
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Joseph Giuliano, the former high-ranking Border Patrol official accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl, changed his plea to guilty of third-degree child rape Thursday in Whatcom County Superior Court. Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Mac Setter said he’s recommending Giuliano serve one year in custody of the Whatcom County Jail on
A U.S. Border Patrol officer has been jailed in lieu of $1 million this weekend after he was accused of using his job to rape a woman, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said this evening. The officer, Luis Edward Hermosillo, is assigned to the federal agency’s Indio sector. Investigators suspect there may be more victims.
Former U.S. border patrol agents and now convicted felons Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were released from prison Tuesday, but will remain in a community confinement program until March 20, U.S. Bureau of Prison officials said. The two agents had been in prison since 2007. President George W. Bush commuted their sentences before he left
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to hear federal corruption charges against him. He was released on $4,500 bail. The governor, who appeared in court in a blue jogging suit, also had to forfeit his passport. FBI agents arrested Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, early Tuesday on federal corruption
UPDATE – Suit was filed Tuesday A law firm representing the parents of a Mexican man killed by Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett recently submitted a $7.5 million claim notice, which is a prelude to filing a lawsuit, against him and the government. Meanwhile, a personal lawsuit against Corbett is expected to be filed separately
Two South Texas Border Patrol agents appeared in federal court Thursday on charges alleging they helped drug traffickers move their product across the U.S.-Mexico border. A grand jury in Houston returned sealed indictments Dec. 1 against Leonel Morales, 30, of the Border Patrol’s Laredo sector and Salomon Ruiz, 34, of the Rio Grande Valley sector.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A state trooper has been charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine after police said they saw him accept two suitcases full of the drug in a parking lot. The U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement that Department of Public Safety Trooper Jesus Rafael Larrazolo, 35, made his first appearance
McALLEN, Texas-(AP) A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers. The indictment criticizes Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention
A US District Judge today resentenced Former Border Patrol Agent Jose Alonso Compean to 10 years for his conviction of using a weapon in the commission of a felony, plus two years for assault and other charges. Compean and former agent Ignacio Ramos were convicted in 2006 of shooting admitted drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Border Patrol agent convicted of violating the civil rights of two undocumented immigrants to one year in prison. Santiago Perez, 28, of Edinburg, Texas, admitted as part of a guilty plea in August that he assaulted a Guatemalan and a Mexican man on separate occasions. Perez admitted
DAY 9 (11/03) UPDATE – The Jury has recessed for the day. 13 hours total time in deliberations. The jury got the case at about 1430 on November 30. Deliberations began for about two hours, adjourned, resumed on Friday and adjourned once again until this morning. the jurors sent a note to Judge David Bury
The fate of a U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett charged with murdering Javier Dominguez Rivera is now in the hands of the jury. U.S. District Judge David C. Bury handed over the case to a 12-person jury about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, after they sat through a morning of closing arguments that demonstrated contrasting accounts
It appears the trial of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett is in it’s final stages this afternoon in Federal Court in Tucson Arizona. We’ll have details of the closing arguments later in the day, but from the feeds coming into MT Central, closing arguments are about what is to be expected. Special Prosecutor and former
How do you defend a Border Patrol Agent where the evidence suggests the person is guilty? In the case of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett, you call the witnesses LIARS! And why would you call the witnesses liars? Because they’re Mexican’s of course! Not proper courtroom procedure but that seems to be the case here.
It took Jerome Corsi long enough to come up with distorted “facts” concerning the Nicholas Corbett case, but in a piece erroneously titled Mexico accused of framing border agent, he seems prepared to put the case in the Court of Public opinion as he did for the case of convicted felons Ignacio Ramos and Jose
More than seven months after the first trial ended with a hung jury, the retrial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent facing murder charges begins today at the U.S. District Court in Tucson. Here’s the playbook The case: U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide in the
Two former Border Patrol agents were arrested in Mexico after more than two years on the run and were charged in the U.S. with taking bribes to help illegal immigrants cross the border, authorities said Monday. A federal indictment unsealed Monday in San Diego accuses brothers Raul and Fidel Villarreal of taking bribes, smuggling illegal