Skip to comments.Cheney's prosecutor vows to fight on (Unbelievable!)
Posted on 11/20/2008 10:18:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
McALLEN, Texas -- The South Texas prosecutor who won indictments against Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a state senator and others said Thursday he developed the case secretly so as not to alert political enemies.
The vice president is the highest public official that Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra has pursued, but he has made a career - now ending after losing the Democratic primary in March - of passing over routine county crimes in favor of public corruption.
It was Guerra's interest in the contracts to build and run a federal immigrant detention center that led to some of his biggest successes - three guilty pleas on bribery charges from former county commissioners. But Guerra also believes it was the motivation for his own legal battles ever since.
Guerra was arrested last year on theft charges that were later dropped. He responded by camping in front of the courthouse with farm animals. He continued working for more than a year under indictment on charges of extorting a bail bond company and personal use of his office until Banales dismissed the indictment last month.
But Guerra ran the investigation with a siege mentality. He worked it from his home, dubbed it "Operation Goliath," and kept it secret from his staff, he said. He gave all the witnesses biblical pseudonyms - his was "David" - and when necessary gave false reasons for witnesses appearances so as not to raise suspicion in a courthouse he believed to be filled with political enemies. The district clerk and district judge who share the building were among those indicted Monday.
Guerra said Thursday that Presiding Judge Manuel Banales was not properly handling the high-level indictments handed up by a grand jury Monday.
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What in the world is going on in this country?
Musta had a butterfly net and straitjacket next to the bench.
We'll be hearing from this one again soon - he'll be HR(H)C's assistant AG.
The economy, and the rest of the country is going to hell, and most people are just stupid.
Good grief, I am invested in Vanguard Fund. This guy has a few screws loose.
Cheney and Gonzales (via their attorneys) had a hearing today to squash the indictments. Guerra didn’t even show up!
Guerra is a looney-tune cartoon come to life. And we can expect more of his type to come out of the Obama woodwork on a number of issues.
Time to call the Orkin man. Elections 2010!
Hey, a Capt. Ahab of a Texas prosecutor in Travis County brought down Tom Delay after years of trying (not that Delay didn’t deserve it). I’m sure that’s the game plan here.
ping for later...........
HUH???????? You are as nuts as these two rogue Texas Democrap prosecutors -- the "case" against Delay was a sham, and of course this nutty b.s. about investing in Vanguard makes anyone responsible for this Texas prison b.s. is even nuttier.
These scum Demagogue prosecutors who abuse their powers need to be prosecuted and disbarred. This kind of crap is way out of control.
Guerra was arrested last year ... and responded by camping in front of the courthouse with farm animals.
Guerra worked (the VP indictment) from home, kept it secret from his staff, gave all witnesses biblical pseudonyms, gave false reasons for witnesses appearances --so as not to raise suspicion in a courthouse he believed to be filled with political enemies.
Another batch of five indictments charged 2 district judges, 2 special prosecutors and the Willacy County district clerk with abusing their powers in investigating Guerra.
I guess I’m going to jail along with about 50 other people I know.
What’s even worse here is that this calls into question the entire grand jury system. What bunch of people actually returns an indictment on things like this?
“you could be indicted”
That will be the law of the land under 0. If you have any money to invest, you will be considered an enemy of the state.
I wonder if he is even here legally. Only question is when he has gay relations with his boyfriend Osama is if he’s the top or bottom.
Cheney’s prosecutor vows to fight on
In a desperate but utterly fruitless attempt to pull his head out of his butt.
What a bunch of fr*cken morons in that courthouse this week. The biggest one is the prosecutor.