EL PASO – Osvaldo Aldrete Davila was sentenced to 9 1/2 years Wednesday for smuggling more than 100 kilos of marijuana in 2005.
U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone sentenced Aldrete-Davila of Ciudad Juarez as a result of his guilty plea in the 2005 incident
Jusdge Cardone ironically, was the Judge who presided at the trial of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean in 2006.
Ramos and Compeans 11 and 12 year sentence was upheld last week by the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals which vacated part of the sentence but affirmed the major charges against the two.
OF course the right wing looney toons are whining about the sentence being shorter than that of Ramos and Compean, but they were convicted of using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. Aldrete-Davila did not possess nor use a firearm, thus the disparity in the sentences.
Finally, Justice is served for all parties concerned.
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