Fake drugs, Fake money, Stupid crook, faces 20 years after returning to Dallas
How stupid can you be? In 2001 Enrique Martinez Alonso was a crooked police informant, who along with others, bought pool chalk in bulk , packaged it to look like cocaine and planted it on some illegal immigrants who were then arrested by Dallas Narcotics Officers.
The scandal was the most damaging in the history of the Dallas Police Dept. It was so bad it included firings, demotions and even jail time one for detective involved. It cost the Police Department millions in settlements to the wrongly accused immigrants. Former Dallas Narcotics Detective paid alonso and other false informants $ 440,000.00 in police funds for their fake drug tips. Former Officer De La Paz is serving two 5-year sentences, but has an appeal pending. The three other detectives received probation. All of them were fired.
Alonso served 5 years in custody for state and federal convictions. He was deported in 2007 after being released. he had many opportunities to learn from his incarceration for the earlier offenses in which he recieved a much lighter sentence for cooperating with the Federal Government . His brother Daniel who worked with him as an informant recieved 20 years.
Apparently Alonso did not learn his lesson. One year later he returned to Dallas this time dealing in counterfiet money. On August 12, 2008, an undercover agent and an informant went to the apartment where Alonso stayed to purchase counterfiet bills. No one knows how authorities found out about Alonzos operation. But any way he got into the undercovers car with $ 9,900.00 dollars wrapped in foil, it was all counterfiet. He was charging $ 400.00.
While Federal Authorities worked the case and Mesquite Police arrested Alonso in December for stealing boots from Walmart at Town East Mall. He served ten days and was released on time served. In Feburary the Federal Grand Jury indited Alonso on countrefieting charges and arrested him. He is currently incarcerated in the Seagoville Federal Prison outside Dallas.
The U.S. Attorneys office has also filed charges of illegal re-entry after deportation. Alonso signed the plea papers in August.
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