News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mexican agents found with cash could face jail

By Sandra Dibble
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
7:29 p.m. August 1, 2008
Two Mexican federal police agents found with more $500,000 in cash at a residence in suburban Los Angeles could face up to four years in a U.S. prison, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said yesterday.

Carlos Cedano Filippini, 34, a Baja California-based commander with the Agencia Federal de Investigacion, or AFI, was one of four suspects charged in Los Angeles Superior Court with possessing a large sum for drug-trafficking purposes.

Also charged were Vctor Manuel Juarez, 36, another AFI agent; Julissa Lopez, 35, Cedano's wife; and Hector Manuel Lopez, 33. They are being held on $2 million bail each. If convicted of the felony charge, they could serve sentences of up to four years.

Their arrests late Wednesday in West Covina came four days after Cedano's two top deputies were shot to death in the Baja California capital of Mexicali outside a Chinese restaurant.

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