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Veteran DEA agent stationed in Colombia under investigation for passing intelligence to drug cartels: Report
April 22nd, 2018

A veteran DEA agent is under investigation for allegedly passing off intelligence to Colombian drug traffickers, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials revealed on Friday Jose Irizarry, a former DEA agent who was stationed in Colombia, abruptly resigned his position with the agency Friday after the allegations surfaced,  per Aram Roston, of Buzzfeed News, who first…

Pennsylvania mayor Eric Bower charged with soliciting sex from a prostitute who was a confidential informant

Local Pennsylvania mayor Eric Bower arrested for soliciting sex from a prostitute Pennsylvania State police have arrested a local town mayor charges of soliciting a prostitute. Authorities say 36-year-old Mayor Eric Bower paid to have sex with a confidential informant several times, as recently as early April. Police allege the two agreed to meet at…

Texas dispatches 250 National Guard troops to the southern border
April 10th, 2018

250 Texas National Guard troops deploying to U.S.-Mexico border Texas is dispatching 250 members of the National Guard to the southern border in response to a request from President Trump. The decision by Brigadier General Tracy Norris, the commander of the Texas Army National Guard, took place after the president’s proclamation to mobilize the units…

Poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter could go into U.S. protection
April 8th, 2018

Former Russian spies Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yula reportedly be given new identifies and will begin new lives in the United States. The Sunday Times of London reported that MI6 is organizing arrangements with the CIA to ensure that the two individuals are not attacked again. On March 2nd, Sergei Skripal and his daughter were…

Mexican lawmakers threaten to end binational cooperation, stop helping U.S. fight drug cartels if President Trump deploys military to the border

The Mexican Senate announced a resolution to end bilateral cooperation with the United States against cartels and immigration issues after President Trump sent the National Guard to reinforce the southern border. The resolution was unanimously passed and was forwarded to the White House, U.S. Congress, and Mexico’s Foreign Relations Officer, according to Mexican news outlet…

Trump Justice Department establishes quotas for immigration judges to expedite up deportations
April 4th, 2018

Trump administration officials announced Monday the implementation of quotas placed federal immigration judges in an effort to expedite deportations. An official with the Justice Department told Fox News” “These performance metrics… are designed to increase productivity and efficiency in the system without compromising due process.” Meantime, President Trump lamented the sluggishness of the deportation process…

Congressman Dan Donovan allegedly used influence to get baby mama’s son out of drug bust
April 3rd, 2018

New York Congressman Dan Donovan is accused of using his official position to get his baby mama’s son out of a heroin bust on Staten Island. Donovan, a former district attorney who now represents Staten Island and a portion of Southern Brooklyn, stepped in after his domestic partner’s son was apprehended with one of his…

California Senate appoints first undocumented immigrant to statewide post
March 19th, 2018

California’s Senate Rules Committee has named Lizbeth Mateo who will be the first undocumented immigrant to a statewide position. The 33-year-old Mexican-born lawyer and activist for immigrant rights who came to the U.S. with her parents at 14-years-old, will serve on a committee that directs the California Student Aid Commission, according to the Sacramento Bee….

Mexico to extradite former Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores to Texas to face money laundering charges

The Mexican government approved an extradition request filed by the U.S. for Eugenio Hernandez Flores, the former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas on money laundering charges linked to drug trafficking. Current Tamaulipas governor Francisco Cabeza de Vaca indicated that he was given notification from Mexico City regarding the extradition of Flores, who is…

Trump Administration plans to seek death penalty for certain drug traffickers to battle opioid epidemic
March 18th, 2018

The White House plans to seek the death penalty for specific drug dealers and traffickers as part of an overall effort to quell the spiraling opioid epidemic immersing the nation. In an announcement Sunday, Administration officials said Trump intends to put forth a plan that seeks harsher punishment, which would include the death penalty “where…