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Fast N Furious Cartel Rip Crew Member Responsible For The Death of Border Agent Receives Only 30 Years In Prison, Sparking Outrage

August 11, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Fast N Furious Cartel Rip Crew Member Responsible For The Death of Border Agent Receives Only 30 Years In Prison, Sparking Outrage

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Federal prosecutors in Arizona gave what amounts to a slap on the wrist to the leader of a Sinaloa Cartel rip crew responsible for the 2010 murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Instead of requesting a life sentence or the death penalty, prosecutors instead requested that he only receive a 30 year prison sentence.

Terry was killed in a gunbattle with a rip crew, which is a group of gunmen who rob rival Mexican drug traffickers.

In the aftermath Terry’s murder, authorities revealed the weapons used to kill the Border Agent were tracked back to the infamous Fast and Furious operation.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF)-led gun-walking operation allowed Mexican cartel members to purchase weapons in order to trace them to their source. Instead the agency lost thousands of weapons that fell into the hands of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered after his unit encountered a heavily armed Mexican cartel rip crew in 2010

Federal prosecutors asked that all of the charges against Rosario Rafael “El Pariente” Burboa Alvarez be dismissed except for one and that the sentence be 360 months in prison with credit given for time served.

Burboa was described as a recruiter who hired out rip crews to rob Mexican cartel smugglers and paid them once the robbery was done.

The sentence was taken with great insult by the National Border Patrol Council which is the union that represents border patrol agents.

“Sickening this happened at all, but just another slap in the face that it was announced on Brian Terry’s Birthday,” NBPC said in a statement. “Honor First Brian. Your government many not seek the justice that you deserve, but your brothers and sisters in green will always remember.”

Brian Terry’s brother, Kent Terry, has been outspoken on the role of Eric Holder, the Department of Justice and the ATF in Brian’s death and the ongoing attempts to cover up information relating to this case and Fast and Furious.

Responding to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas’  reporter Bob Price, Kent Terry said, “Bob, it saddens me that the DOJ would even make a plea deal with a man that wasn’t even there that night. What information did he give..?”

“So now he will serve 27 years of a 30 year sentence, allowing for time already served, and we can’t even get answers for why these guns where put there to begin with..sad!” the surviving brother said.

Price has been writing about the murder of Agent Terry starting on the day Terry died in 2010.

According to KVOA, “Burboa’s 30 year sentence is in line with the sentence handed to Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, the man wounded during the firefight.

Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who has a lengthy criminal record, was wounded in a gunfight with Border Patrol agents the night of Brian Terry's murder.

Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who has a lengthy criminal record, was wounded in a gunfight with Border Patrol agents the night of Brian Terry’s murder.

Osorio-Arellanes faced life but was ultimately sentenced to 30 years in 2012. Jaime Avila, Jr., the Operation Fast and Furious gun buyer who purchased the two AK-47s found at the murder scene was also sentenced in 2012. He received a 57 month sentence.”

Speaking on his brother’s birthday in a Facebook post, Kent Terry said, “Happy 45th birthday to my Brother in Heaven. To those that don’t know Brian, he’s a Marine, law enforcement here in Michigan for Ecorse and Lincoln Park.”

Brian Terry

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