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AZMEX EXTRA 6 JUN 2012
Mexican Attorney civil suit ready against ATF for "Fast and Furious"
FIELDS GARZA LUCIANO
JUNE 5, 2012 · 3 COMMENTS
MONTERREY, N.L. (Approved). - A Mexican lawyer is preparing a civil lawsuit against the Agency Snuff, Firearms and Explosives (ATF, for its acronym in English) United States, representing relatives of victims of the operation 'Fast and Furious', with which the U.S. government illegally brought weapons into the country to trace and catch the criminals that were acquired.
This is Eugenia Gonzalez Diana Saldana, who has two master's degrees in Criminal Science and Criminology from the University Autonomous of Nuevo Leon, and who, in coordination with an office in Houston, Texas, intends to take legal action against U.S. agency for the damage caused by the operation, whose failure has already been publicly acknowledged by the government of Barack Obama.
This would, she says, the first lawsuit brought by Mexico against the promoters of the failed plan to trace weapons smuggled into Mexico, most of which ended up, of course, at the hands of organized crime.
In an interview, the lawyer who litigates in particular, specifies that the Texan firm that shall assist asked to collect 50 cases to present solid way of a civil complaint in the neighboring country to the north.
Currently, she says, has documented four cases, including that of Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez, brother of the exprocuradora the state of Chihuahua, Patricia Gonzalez Rodriguez, who was kidnapped and killed by one of the two thousand weapons smuggled into the country as part of the operation "Fast and Furious".
With this lawsuit, which claims not charged to those affected, she risks her integrity, but feels the need to do citizen, said the criminal.
"I'm playing the single. I'm risking my life, my things, my family, everything, but it's something that someone has to do because nobody has had the pants to do so. I can not believe anyone has come up with this idea, but what happens is that everyone is afraid, "says Gonzalez.
Her plan is to file a civil lawsuit against ATF. Although in Mexico is not possible to sue an agency in the United States does and will be determined by a judge, whether to demand, who are the officials responsible.
The trial lawyer said she is willing to work for years to compile documents and boost demand in order to succeed to the district attorney of Houston, where she hopes to bring proceedings.
For two weeks he began collecting documentary evidence to structure the complaint.
"We want to be financially compensated for the families of the victims. The amount it receives each is set by the judge, but imagine what it would achieve demand. I do not want the body of the guilty prison, what interests me is that they leave in distress to the relatives, "he says.
The criminal complaints are those that take people to jail. The civilians, as presented, seeking compensation for damage.
She explains that the easiest part of the demand is going before the U.S. courts.
The hard part is to collect records from each of the documented cases of deaths in Mexico for weapons introduced by the operation failed.
Therefore she expected in the coming days to meet with the Attorney General of the Republic, Marisela Morales Ibañez, who plans to request access to documents to bolster her claim.
"If she gives me the green light to undertake this case, could access criminal records. It is also unconstitutional only interested to see the criminal records. Sure, I have to talk to the families of the victims to see if they agree, "she says.
The five U.S. attorneys office, which reserves the name for security reasons, you are asked folio 50 cases with court order to sustain a case to be confronted directly with the powerful U.S. government.
Those interested in information about the case allegarle may contact her by e-mail to: email@example.com.
She says she is not focused on knowing who was the criminal that pulled the trigger on the victims, but to find those responsible for delivering high-powered weapons into the wrong hands, which took the lives of innocents.
According to a letter released by the Los Angeles Times, the Justice Department responded to the Justice Committee of the U.S. Senate at least 57 operational guns were used in 11 crimes in that country since it began to Fast and Furious end of 2009.
Among the victims are documented U.S.: Brian A. Terry, Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona, and Jaime Zapata, agent for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shot in Mexico.
Currently, Gonzalez is a candidate for deputy Saldaña local Labour Party (PT).
Asserts that this claim is presented as a citizen. She argues that the planned since before accepting the nomination and hopes that his political work does not interfere with this initiative does for the victims.
And it ensures that after the elections, whatever the outcome, will continue this initiative.
The lawyer is the wife of Aldo Fasci Zuazua, former Secretary of Public Security of Nuevo Leon, from who is separated.