Jailed border agent’s family warned of massive fine

The federal government has sent a collection notice to the family of a Border Patrol agent who was jailed and fined for pulling on the arms of a handcuffed suspect to get him to comply with orders, according to a charitable organization working on a defense for Jesus E. Diaz Jr.

WND reported earlier on a call for Congress to hold hearings to uncover why U.S. law enforcement officers are being charged, prosecuted and sent to prison for apparently doing what their jobs require.

That call came from President Andy Ramirez of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, which is working on Diaz’ case. The officer was sentenced to 24 months in jail and fined nearly $7,000 for his conviction based on the testimony of a drug smuggler who was given immunity to testify.

WND reported earlier that U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking an explanation for the federal government’s actions.

Now, Ramirez has confirmed that Diaz’ wife, also an agent with the U.S Border Patrol, got a “Notice of Intent to Offset” regarding the fine in her husband’s case. Her husband, in federal custody, was served with his termination papers in his cell. But Ramirez said the collection notice was sent to Diaz’ home, where his wife continues to live and care for their children.

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