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South Texas Constable Candidate Arrested With $1M In Vehicle's Trunk
The Monitor ^ | Jared Janes & Jared Taylor

Posted on 02/15/2012 4:12:15 AM PST by TejanoJim

A former state trooper who was seeking election to the Precinct 1 constable’s seat was arrested Monday on money laundering charges after law enforcement officers found more than $1 million packed inside suitcases stored in his car’s trunk.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; diversity; drugs; elections; leo; mexico; mexiconorte; texas; warnextdoor; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 02/15/2012 4:12:20 AM PST by TejanoJim
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To: TejanoJim

I expect a whole LOT of people are gathering up funds in much of the same manner, december 22 2012 is this year...


2 posted on 02/15/2012 4:14:03 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TejanoJim.
...arrested Monday on money laundering charges after law enforcement officers found more than $1 million packed inside suitcases stored in his car's trunk.
Drug cartel, or Stimulus money?


3 posted on 02/15/2012 4:18:26 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Mexican drug cartel offer to officials is lead or gold.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 4:22:08 AM PST by AU72
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To: TejanoJim
"Law enforcement suspect Maldonado was funneling some cash from the trips toward his and other political campaigns."

No need to mention political affiliation. Everybody knows those rascally Repubs and Tea Party types are but handmaidens of the cartels. Dripping. With. Sarcasm.
5 posted on 02/15/2012 4:27:50 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SunkenCiv

Feds tracked him from SC, lost him in Houston and put out an APB to south Texas LEO’s. Stopped him for speeding(you betcha), leo ask permision to search, refused, an K-9 unit alerts to trunk.Money confiscated and man goes to jail. No wonder we don’t want to stop drugs coming into this country,the local governments are making as much as the drug dealers are!


6 posted on 02/15/2012 4:30:51 AM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: eastforker

“No wonder we don’t want to stop drugs coming into this country,the local governments are making as much as the drug dealers are!”

Especially the LEO. New body armor and night vision for everyone!


7 posted on 02/15/2012 4:35:20 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: eastforker

I honestly wonder how many Congresscritters flat-out belong to the drug cartels.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 4:36:33 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: TejanoJim

Hidalgo County, TX is in reality not even part of the U.S. anymore; it is a province of Mexico.

Hidalgo County borders Mexico and its population (which has exploded in the last 20 years, more than doubling in that time) is about 90% hispanic (read: Mexican). It has an enormous illegal immigrant population, and it is staunchly in the camp of the Democrats. Its allegiance is unabashedly towards Mexico.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 4:37:08 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: eastforker

Money laundering? And we wonder why our southern borders are wide open? I would bet the farm that much of that kind of money finds its way to the Dummycrats coffers. Gotta keep those borders open and the money flow a comin! (sarc)


10 posted on 02/15/2012 4:38:13 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: patton

I suspect many of them. That’s why drugs will never be legalized.Too much cash to perpetuate the WOD!


11 posted on 02/15/2012 4:40:08 AM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: Progov

As far as I look at it, it involves many on both sides . I don’t trust any of them anymore. Law enforcement is a joke in this country.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 4:44:04 AM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Drug cartel, or Stimulus money?"

Let's put it this way, in Chicago this is known as "walking around money."
13 posted on 02/15/2012 4:56:29 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Rebelbase

Especially the LEO. New body armor and night vision for everyone!


“When does my team get a new tank ? Every other unit in the state has a tank. I want a damn tank.”

” O - Bama, won’t you buy me - a new Abrahams tank ?’

“My buds all drive strykers - I must make amends.”


14 posted on 02/15/2012 5:01:08 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: patton

Our Government has OWNED the Cartels since they Created them.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 5:05:43 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

I think you have that backwards - the cartels appear to own the government.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 5:12:20 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: TejanoJim

For years, the dirty sheriff in my county kept the county dry because he was getting a commission from the local bootleggers. The phone for the taxi stand across the street rang inside the sheriff’s office who would then dispatch the taxi driver to deliver booze.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 5:27:56 AM PST by ryderann
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To: eastforker
Law enforcement is a joke in this country.

Unless of course you owe $20 in back taxes. Then they spend millions trying to get it!

18 posted on 02/15/2012 5:39:58 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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19 posted on 02/15/2012 5:44:27 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: SunkenCiv

not much difference at this point


20 posted on 02/15/2012 6:10:21 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: eastforker; humblegunner; Eaker

A likely story. What have you and gunner been up to this time! Sheesh! Do I have to make bail for you again?


21 posted on 02/15/2012 6:53:49 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TejanoJim

there’s a Texas trooper somewhere in for a world of hurt when somebody in DC figures out that money was for a certain someone’s re-election bid....


22 posted on 02/15/2012 7:30:14 AM PST by mo
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To: patton; eyeamok
Our Government has OWNED the Cartels since they Created them.

I think you have that backwards - the cartels appear to own the government.

It's a symbiotic relationship. Government creates jobs for itself by declaring a war on drugs, thus hyperinflating drug profits and eliminating law-abiding competition for the cartels - and the cartels give bribe money to officials and behave badly enough to provide a rationalization for continuing the war on drugs.

Defund the cartels and the corrupt officials - relegalize drugs!

23 posted on 02/15/2012 8:55:10 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

You are correct, it is symbiotic.

The cartels win, the politicians win, the government wins - free americans get bent.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:12:10 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: TejanoJim; Arrowhead1952; Racehorse; chicagolady; K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; deadmenvote; ...

Democrat ping!


25 posted on 02/16/2012 12:46:13 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectation!)
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To: eastforker; SunkenCiv
Feds tracked him from SC, lost him in Houston and put out an APB to south Texas LEO’s. Stopped him for speeding(you betcha), leo ask permision to search, refused, an K-9 unit alerts to trunk.Money confiscated and man goes to jail. No wonder we don’t want to stop drugs coming into this country,the local governments are making as much as the drug dealers are!

Could you post to the sources of that info? I can't find it via Google.

26 posted on 02/16/2012 4:09:12 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Click on the link and read the full article!


27 posted on 02/16/2012 4:12:40 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: eastforker
I live in Las Vegas. This guy sounds like just a run of the mill politician to me.Not yet in Harry Reid's class.
28 posted on 02/16/2012 4:20:44 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Success is not caused by Spontaneous Combustion", You have to set yourself on fire,)
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To: eastforker
I live in Las Vegas. This guy sounds like just a run of the mill politician to me.Not yet in Harry Reid's class.
29 posted on 02/16/2012 4:20:44 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Success is not caused by Spontaneous Combustion", You have to set yourself on fire,)
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To: TejanoJim

Probably just ‘walking around money’ for a vote fixer.

Back in LBJ’s day, the Democrat machine could herd voters to the polls after a bar-b-q and beer rally for $1.00 per vote.

By the 70s it had gone up to $5.00.

Looks like the price has gone up—or this guy has some odd investments


30 posted on 02/16/2012 4:43:11 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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