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Former DEA agent arrested in
alleged money-laundering
scheme with Colombian cartel

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Posted By: MissMolly, 2/22/2020 4:16:26 AM

A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent known for his lavish lifestyle was arrested Friday on charges of conspiring to launder money for the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be investigating. Authorities arrested Jose Irizarry and his wife at their home near San Juan, Puerto Rico. Federal prosecutors say in a 19-count indictment that the 49-year-old used "his position and his special access to information” to launder millions in drug profits. They both posted $10,000 bail and were released. “It’s a black eye for the DEA to have one of its own engaged in such a high level of corruption," said Mike Vigil,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 2/22/2020 5:42:30 AM (No. 325905)
From a comment posted in Fox News by another: “Yet all these politicians in DC who have made millions, after working in public office on a fixed salary for years, and no one ever ask where did all that money come from.....Obama is now worth $80 million... he said in his book when he first started he couldn't get a loan for a $65,000 home, now he just dropped a cool $17 million on a new estate.” Ain’t socialism great? (For the right people only)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 2/22/2020 7:55:16 AM (No. 326028)
So he posted 10k in cash and just decamped? Did they take his passport or will he be visiting his money in Malta, or Brazil?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 2/22/2020 12:55:57 PM (No. 326465)
The old saying, "Who will watch the watchers?".
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