DHS, DOJ Brass Turned Blind Eye To House Of Death
Conroy: DHS, DOJ Brass Turned A Blind Eye To House Of Death Murder, Federal Prosecutor Confirms
October 3, 2006
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Now available via The Narcosphere: the latest breakthrough in Bill Conroy's ongoing "House of Death" investigation. Over the last two years Conroy has revealed the details of how a paid informant working for the Justice Department and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was present for or participated in at least 12 torture/murders in a residential home in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. A DEA agent and his entire family were also nearly killed. Conroy's research had strongly suggested that high-level officials at Justice and the Department of Homeland Security were well aware of these murders as they were happening, but did nothing to stop them in the interest of building a case against a Juárez-based drug trafficking organization.
Now, that suggestion has been confirmed, thanks to a sworn legal affidavit written by U.S. Prosecutor Juantia Fielden and obtained by Narco News. Conroy reports:
"...Prior Narco News reports have shown that Fielden's boss, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, a well-wired guy within the Bush administration, conspired with the head of the DEA, Karen Tandy, to keep the informant's role in the murders out of the press and to assure that a high-ranking DEA agent, Sandalio Gonzalez, was thwarted in his efforts to expose the U.S. government's complicity in the murders. Gonzalez became yet another victim of the House of Death - his career ruined in the aftermath of a calculated effort to silence the messenger.
"Up until now, the documents uncovered by Narco News in the House of Death mass murder demonstrate that high-level U.S. government officials, such as Sutton, Tandy and even the U.S. Attorney General, were at least aware of the informant's role in the murders after a dozen bodies were dug up in the back yard of the home in Juarez in early 2004.
"However, Fielden's affidavit is the first evidence to surface that proves DHS and DOJ officials were aware of the murderous activities at the House of Death at least after the first murder committed there in August 2003 - yet still chose to continue using the informant in order to make a drug case against the VCF cell leader Heriberto Santillan Tabares."
Read the full story, here, in The Narco News Bulletin:
Also, be sure not to miss the notebook of Copublisher Miguel Contreras, Homeland Security's recently-retired "most-hated Hispanic special agent." Contreras left ICE after a 30-year career in law enforcement. He has been a thorn in the side of corrupt and unethical law enforcement officials since filing, in 1995, the biggest-ever class action discrimination lawsuit against a federal law enforcement agency: "Miguel Angel Contreras, et al., v. Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security." The lawsuit claims that there has been systematic discrimination against Hispanic customs agents for many years.
Read Conteras' notebook, a fascinating look into the world of federal law enforcement that is updated several times a week, here:
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