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When Good Cops Go Bad!
What The F*ck!
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Wouldn't you know it....just when you thought if was safe to trust the law...it blows up in your face.
Deputy U.S. Marshall Lucio Osbaldo Moya was arrested for outing an undercover drug agent to his drug smuggling father, Juan Norberto Moya.At the time, Federal prosecutors say the elder Moya, was under suspicion of being involved in a drug trafficking operation.
Deputy Moya was charged with being an accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice. His bond was set at $75,000. If he's convicted he could be sentenced to a possible 20 years in prison.According to Moya's attorney, Paul Looney, Moya had been in discussions for months with his superiors and other federal agencies and was expecting to be arrested, but remains steadfast, that he did nothing wrong.
At his hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos, went over the charges against Moya, as well as the terms of his bond. He had to give up his passport and can't leave the Southern District of Texas. He also has to wear a electronic monitor, will be under home arrest and must seek employment.
The elder Moya asked his son if he would take a photo of a man he suspected of being an undercover Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, to work to see if he could determine if he was or not. The younger Moya inquired about the man in the photo and confirmed to his father, that his suspicions were correct. The man in the photo was an undercover drug agent.
One of several explanations Deputy Moya gave for why he sought information about the identity of man in photo was that he hoped his father would become a paid informant. (Really?)
To back up his story, Moya said he sent his father two text messages saying: "Dad where did you get this paper" and "Dad this guy is an agent; you can't tell anyone what is going on; and you will need to talk to someone here." But then Moya deleted the messages. (Hmmm, interesting) If as he claimed, he wanted his father to become a paid informant, Why would he delete text messages that would lend credence to his story? (Hmmm)
Agents Became Suspicious
Agents investigating the drug smuggling ring, became suspicious, when they discovered that one of the suspects had a son who was a deputy U.S. marshal. Moya's lawyer, Paul Looney, said Moyer told agents about his conversations with his father and that he urged his father to come clean with what he knew to the authorities. According to Looney, Moya "didn't know his father was involved in it," But Moya thought that his father might be " still in touch with his old contacts."
Well...if Moya thought that, being that he’s a law enforcement agent, shouldn’t Moya have investigated that suspicion?
If It Were You Or Me
If it was you, me or anyone but his father or a family member involved in this criminal act. Do think we would have gotten the same kind of treatment? What do you think Moya would have done? I hear ya!
That’s, what happens, when good cops go bad, trying to protect a family member, from prosecution, rather than upholding the law, they’ve sworn to uphold.