Monday, October 22, 2012

AZMEX UPDATE2 21-10-12


Note: a look at some of what's wrong at DOJ, DHS. He sold his
truck. Don't even think about the billions in drug money moving across.

Feds arrest Maverick County Commissioner Rudy Heredia and two others
for money laundering
Written by Staff
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:57

EAGLE PASS, TEXAS (Press Release) -- In Eagle Pass this morning,
federal agents arrested Maverick County Commissioner Rodolfo Bainet
Heredia and two accomplices charged in connection with a money
laundering and bulk cash smuggling scheme announced United States
Attorney Robert Pitman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special
Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez.

A four–count federal grand jury indictment, returned yesterday and
unsealed today, charges Heredia, age 54, 62-year-old Jose Luis
Aguilar of Eagle Pass, and 28-year-old David Gelacio of Eagle Pass,
with one count each of conspiracy to commit money laundering; aiding
and abetting money laundering; conspiracy to commit bulk cash
smuggling; and, aiding and abetting bulk cash smuggling.

According to the indictment, on January 4, 2011, Heredia had Aguilar
travel to a ranch in Mexico owned by a known associate of the Los
Zetas Drug Trafficking Organization for the purpose of selling
Heredia's Ford F- 250 King Ranch truck for $13,000.

Following the sale, at Heredia's bidding, Aguilar and Gelacio,
carrying $7,000 cash and $6,000 cash, respectively, crossed the money
from Mexico into the United States via the Eagle Pass Port of
Entry.They are alleged to have divided and concealed the money in
order to avoid a reporting requirement at the Port of Entry.

Upon conviction, each faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each
money laundering-related charge and up to five years in federal
prison for each bulk cash smuggling-related charge. All three remain
in federal custody pending a detention hearing at 1:30pm on Tuesday
in Del Rio before U.S. Magistrate Judge Collis White.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Drug Enforcement Administration and the Texas Department of Public
Safety. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Galdo is prosecuting
this case on behalf of the Government.

An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as
evidence of guilt.The defendants are presumed innocent until proven
guilty in a court of law.

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