Sunday, January 8, 2017

US army sargeant declared guilty of supplying arms to Cartel del Golfo

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: Julian Prezas
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Proceso Redaction
A sergeant in the United States Army was declared guilty of having supplying dozens of assault rifles to a group of narco traffickers in 2015 and having organized other soldiers with assistance to buy weapons.

The sergeant, Julian Prezas, 36 years of age, was declared guilty this week on a total of five charges, and two separate Federal charges for lying about possession and trafficking of fire arms and intent to export defence articles to Mexico.




Preza, who worked as a recruiter for the Army in San Antonio, Texas, admitted to the acquisition of 42 pistols, 23 of which were confiscated by authorities during the investigation.

However, a co-accused who had converted to an informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and and explosives and Tabacco, said that Prezas had sold 74 arms, including between 50 and 60 AK 47's and 13 AR 15's.

During the investigation, agents used another confidential informant to buy firearms from Prezas in August of 2015, Notimex stressed in a dispatch.

The agents saw Prezas loading arms into his government vehicle at his recruitment office in San Antonio, to transport them to Pharr, in the Rio Grande Valley.

There he introduced the informant to the arms, who paid $61,000.00 and specifically he said to Prezas that the arms were for the Cartel del Golfo in Mexico, according to the declaration of guilt and other judicial documents.

Prezas faced a sentence of 10 years in prison for the charges of lying, and 20 years in prison for the intent to export firearms.

The Federal Judge Orlando Garcia will sentence Prezas on the 23rd of March. Julian Prezas also faces disciplinary sanctions on the part of the United States Military.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

46 comments:

  1. Money; Greed has no borders. That's the power of money.
    We all have an addiction for it . Blinding our common sense .
    Disregarding ethics, moral values.
    Money influence all aspects of life. Lobbyists, special interest groups do it every day.
    Despite the impractical decisions one chooses , Enticements,
    Enrichment will overcome common sense.

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    1. Speak for yourself, dude. And stop trying to sound all poetic.

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    2. Well, he was allowed to work and to make some coin, but the dealers that did not make sure who they were dealing with, made theirs too, only they are protected, their "mexican gun toting gun dealing criminal associate" is not, he wasn't entrapped to let him leave unscathed, yeah?

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    3. 8:oi I hope you mean "pathetic"

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    4. Poetic? So my opinion is incorrect? Or is it that my vocabulary is intimidating? Truth is I think and speak that way . Educated and not ashamed of it. I find the narrow minded individual to be quite entertaining. Before u begin to judge, been in the game and found no merit as for the past activities and choices one has made. I know what comes with it and the consequences which arise from it. Books , paper and pen have comforted one . Searching for truth to everything. Suggest you read some philosophy. We all have opinions to truth and reality.

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    5. Except, your post doesn't sound educated. "Money; Greed has no borders"? What do you speak in headlines?
      Narrow-minded is assuming that EVERYONE is addicted to money and that EVERYONE would make stupid choices over it.

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    6. Not here to bicker back and forth. Truth is mankind has always had a flaw for corruption. I have witnessed it first hand to the irrational choices one makes when it comes to fortune.
      Let's be frank here: he knew despite having a job and the official position which he held he disregarded his moral and ethical commitment to do wrong. Correct? Unfortunately very small percentage of individuals would not have done what he did. I have witnessed politicians, public servants turn a blind eye for the sake of money. It's wrong but from what I have witnessed everyone has a price. Just need to see what that magic number will be to be inticed . Unless we can turn that switch off we will always be willing

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    7. Moreover, my apologies for any offense. It is a Headline statement. Just called it how I saw it.
      Chicago

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    8. This dirt bag deserves much worse. Let him go to prison in mx. Or better yet let the victims of narco crime have a crack at him.

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  2. Slap on the wrist. The cartels get their grenades from military members like him. How many have been caught? Not enough.

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  3. Won't affect his pension or PTSD meds!

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    1. Yes it will. No way he gets anything other than a dishonorable discharge which automatically disqualifies him

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    2. Sargento "El Trucutú", good job on the mexicans credibility.

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  4. Abused his position of power and violated the public trust; throw the book at him.

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    1. aww lets be nice to him he was trying to help his cartel buds.

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  5. A este compa en el mundo oscuro del hampa lo conocen tambien como "el sargento Brutus" o sea el enemy del Popeye :)

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  6. Thanks Otis. I guess we gotta look to the Mexican media for the dirt on USA now. I won't be finding this on NBC.

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    1. Ye good luck with that?

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    2. The dirt on the US may not be in the "mexican media"
      --it sure is all over the world on the internet...

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  7. ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一 MAKE CARTEL DEL GOLFO GREAT AGAIN▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一

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    1. On the plus side he was helping eradicate Zetas. - El Sol Perdido

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    2. Unless he was selling to the CDG that has a truce with the Old School Zetas then no he wasn't.

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    3. 12:25-Yuck that would suck.Down to cartels.

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  8. The military doesn't have many requirements for someone to join. There are bound to be some bad apples in the bunch.

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    1. The military is one of the easiest jobs to obtain or get rather.... Much like being a security officer....just have to pass a physical

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    2. Forget about the bad apples.
      --the con man that sells them to you, fully aware that they have worms, just because you are suppossed to have the money and just wants to con you out of your Centavos, that is the bad apple tree, it is forbidden to eat from that tree, pero ahi andan de calientes "adorando al güey de oro"

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  9. @7:55 What are you saying? That he shouldnt get meds for ptsd?? This guy is going to the brig for eternity. Maybe you don't know how this kind of thing works- But he's DONE-

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  10. Age 36 too young to acquire pension. Meds every inmate gets meds. Too lenient? If judge sentences him to the 30 he will do the entire 30. No good behavior in fed system. Also he will face UCMJ and spend rest of life in orison after military judicial system finishes with him. Now grenade issue I recall recently illegal aliens abd others were arrested manufacturing grenades for the cartel. They were in Texas..Forget which border shithole. A couple of former mil arrested, one shot and killed by a fed agent. Those wankers attempted to provide services to the Wait for it...the Zetas. Just saying..

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    1. your wrong... although there is no parole in the feds you can get out on good behavior after doing 80% of your time.

      i believe they will throw the book at him because can't have military personal doing this kind of stuff

      ~~~el spaceio~~~

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    2. i might be wrong and it might be 85% of your time to get out but they need to have good time to give prisoners incentive to be good and not pick up bookings or disrespecting staff so if is 80% or 85% you have to do at least 8 or 8 1/2 years for every 10 years you are sentenced so so he will have to do 24 to 25 1/2 years before he eligible to get out but each booking he receives he can lose anything from 1 day to 30 or 90 days so he has 4 1/2 to 6 years incentive he could lose if picking up bookings.

      ~~~el spaceio~~~

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  11. @6:49 you couldn't of said it better

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    1. @2:15 you are @6:49 penn...

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  12. Mexico exploding and you guys fret about this stuff!

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  13. $61,000 Just Enough for His Daughters Quinceañera

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  14. Hope he gets the maximum sentence. All made possible because of poor government inventory accountability. The government doesn't care it's not their money it's the tax payers money. All they care about is their monthly pay check.

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    1. The donal' wants to charge the US treasury 1 million dollars a day to have melania and broomer living in his trump tower apartment, but he is donating his presidential salary to the US government, ahi pal party, que no anden de mendigos violando muchachas rusas o colombianas en los videos, agarrandoles todas las greñas.

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  15. Dam fool last everything for a quick buck

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  16. Which commandante was he?

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  17. But, Eric Holder can ok weapon sales in the "Fast and Furious" scandal for tracking purposes, to catch the Bad Guys, and its not a big deal.

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    1. Is Eric still protected by the program or lost inmunity?

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  18. 7:55 . I think you are wrong . I would bet he gets a dishonorable discharge with NO BENIFITS .

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  19. That's for all you americans that say the US is not corrupt! It's not greed it's corruption!

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    1. The saying is not correct. One bad apple doesn't spoil the bunch. One person does not represent the entire country. You get pleasure out observing stories about Americans doing wrong. Oh well, you keep cheering for the negative crap. What you should be outraged about is la raza selling guns south of the border to kill more raza. But of course that means nothing to you since homeboy is a Mexican American. You are only concerned with the "American" part. Regardless of what you or anyone else thinks it will be business as usual for us Americans and we will continue to be on top.

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    2. MexicanAmerican weapons dealers have only one concern, making money, same as their suppliers, whatever their buyers do with their weapons is not a problem, and not part of any "well regulated militia requirements", their lobbyists and the NRA work very hard on making sure of that...
      --It is not like they are friends and partners with russian mafiosos and selling anything to Vladimir Putin, or like selling Vladimir to america is against the law either...

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    3. "One bad apple" mentality is getting you know where you need to be accountable for these fools,just like Americans blame the shit out of illegals and Mexicans for all the Crime in the U.S. and don't take "one bad apple" for answer and put all of them in the same bin.

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