Tuesday, September 18, 2012

GEO Group employees implicated in straw purchases of guns for cartel

Good heavens! Reported AP:
Six of the seven Laredo residents who pleaded guilty to illegally buying guns Monday worked at a federal detention center.

Federal prosecutors say the six worked at the Rio Grande Detention Center in Laredo. The center is privately managed by The Geo Group and holds federal detainees awaiting trial for the U.S. Marshals Service. The seventh was a close friend of one of them.

Prosecutors alleged that in 2011, the group acquired 16 guns, mostly semi-automatic rifles of the sort preferred by organized criminal groups in Mexico. In the purchases, they indicated they were buying the guns for their own use. However, they were being paid to buy them for someone else, a tactic known as straw purchases.
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/10/4806787/6-detention-center-employees-guilty.html#storylink=cpy

7 comments:

CraigO said...

That's terrible. Everybody knows if you want to sell illegal guns to Mexican Criminals you should really work for the Department of Justice.

doran said...

ZingO. CraigO.

And, I might add, South Texas LeOs or maybe DEA-Os.

Roxann Bowen said...

My son is doing a 45 year sentance for aggrivated robbery. He has been locked up since he was 17 after being bullied into signing a guilty plea by Kirsten Payne. He was not id'd by the victim. He will turn 35 in November. We were poor. I believe he has paid his debt for the driving of the car for this offence. His co-defendants did not do nearly the time my son has.!!

Anonymous said...

This war on drugs is costing billions of dollars and is causing more corruption than any other policy our government ever initiated.

Force Majeure said...

too many nonsequiturs to count on this thread.

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Anonymous said...

They should have got their illegal activity sanctioned like the feds did with Fast and Furious.