Texas Judge Guilty of Accepting Bribes
Disgraced former Judge Rodolfo Delgado from Texas has been found guilty of bribery charges.
Almost 2 years after FBI agents raided Delgado’s courtroom and office, he’s been sentenced to 5 years in prison.
— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) September 26, 2019
The jury in the case agreed with the prosecution that Delgado gave lawyer Noe Perez’s clients a break in exchange for cash. Perez would hide the cash bribes, which ranged between $520 and $5,500, in beer boxes. At one point, Perez gave Delgado a truck worth $15,000 to prepay for some of his upcoming court dates.
The payouts took place from 2008 to 2016. During this time Delgado handled criminal and civil cases at the 93rd District Court of Texas in Hidalgo County.
Perez received a 2-year jail sentence for his role in these crimes.
1,300 People Arrested in ICE Operation
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Matthew Albence held a press briefing at the White House on Thursday, September 26th, to discuss a recent operation and the dangers of sanctuary cities.
The national operation resulted in 1,300 arrests and those taken into custody weren’t just innocent immigrants as the Dems would have you believe. Out of the detained:
- 3 people had been convicted of manslaughter or murder
- 70 had drug crime convictions
- 328 had been found guilting of DUIs
- 100 had been found guilty of sex crimes, half of which involved young children
If sanctuary cities would stop harboring these criminals, nearly 200 of them would have been arrested and in jail, if ICE’s detainers had been allowed, Albence said. He also added:
“You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children. You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives and well-being of countless innocent people. When you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity.”
At last count, the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimated that there are 564 jurisdictions in the US that have sanctuary policies.
$250k Goes Missing at JFK Airport
The FBI and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have made an arrest in the heist of $250,000 that went missing earlier this week.
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) September 27, 2019
The cash, which was part of an armored car company delivery, was supposed to be shipped on a plane from JFK International Airport to Florida. Some of the money never arrived.
On Thursday, September 26th, a baggage handler — Quincy Thorpe — who works for Delta Airlines was arrested at his home in connection with the missing money. He’s already appeared in federal court.
Court documents say that Thorpe scanned seven of the eight bags of cash, loaded the rest of the bags onto the plane and took one for himself. Once the FBI started investigating the missing bag, Thorpe’s coworkers were quick to identify him. One of the things that gave him away was that he went home “sick” around the time of the theft and called off work the following two days.
The missing money hasn’t been recovered.
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