The story of jailed border agents Ramos and Compean gets more maddening every day. The only question now is how long the travesty will be allowed to continue:
The U.S. government admitted today in federal court that the prosecution’s star witness in the criminal trial of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean Ã¢â‚¬â€œ confessed drug dealer Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila Ã¢â‚¬â€œ lied under oath.
“He told some lies on the stand,” Mark Stelmach, the assistant U.S. attorney representing prosecutor U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton said under questioning by a three-judge 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans.
A drug dealer lied under oath? Get out of here!
At least one of three judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government may have over-reacted in prosecuting Ramos and Compean.