While “poor performance” was cited by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez’s office as the reason behind the dismissal of several U.S. Attorneys, his department’s own records show evidence to the contrary.
U.S. Justice Department data shows that six of the eight ranked in the top third of the country’s 93 U.S. Attorneys.
U.S. Attorney Carol Lam is one of those fired by Alberto Gonzalez. Lam had been criticized by Gonzalez for not prosecuting enough illegal immigration cases...Who does he think he is fooling?
Given the fact that Alberto Gonzalez and the Bush administration has turned a blind eye to the issue of illegal immigration as well as those crimes associated with it, it is impossible to believe that Lam was dismissed for being too soft on Mexican criminals. Remember, this is the same Attorney General who chose to prosecute two Border Patrol agents for pursuing a Mexican drug smuggler.
Alberto Gonzalez regularly speaks at La Raza conferences and received their highest award in 2005. La Raza’s motto is “For the race everything...outside the race nothing!”...Can you imagine the uproar if a white Attorney General spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally?
U.S. Attorney Carol Lam prosecuted Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-CA), who pled guilty to bribery and tax evasion charges. The corrupt lawmaker is now sitting in a prison cell thanks to Lam. Cunningham was a popular Congressman and would have undoubtedly been re-elected in 2006. Obviously, this did not sit well with the Bush administration. This prosecution alone could have been reason enough for the corrupt Gonzalez to fire Lam.
In addition to being tough on criminal Congressmen, Carol Lam was prosecuting top officials in a Mexican drug cartel. Last year, Lam successfully prosecuted a member of the Tijuana Drug Cartel named Patricia Palacios.
In May of 2006, Palacios pled guilty to conspiracy and admitted that she and her husband (Gilberto Camacho) attempted to hide over $800,000 in drug sale profits. Between 2001-2004 here and her husband deposited $822,000 in cash, in amounts of less than $10,000. All of the accounts were held by Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
At the time of her dismissal, Lam was in the process of bringing a death penalty case against Tijuana Drug Cartel leader Francisco Javier Arellano-Felix, who was arrested off the coast of California last August. Arellano-Felix ran the organization which is responsible for recruiting Los Angeles gang members and sending enormous amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana into the U.S. At one time, the Tijuana Cartel supplied half of the cocaine sold in this country.
U.S. Attorney Lam once told the press: “What we are doing along the border, as in other areas of law enforcement, is we are taking a moral stand. We are drawing a line and saying this is not acceptable conduct. And we may not be able to address all of it, but we are trying to address the worst.”...Apparently, that did not sit well with our Mexican Attorney General!
Upon her forced resignation, Carol Lam issued the following statement: “We have prosecuted serious cases involving public corruption, dismantled the leadership of huge narcotics cartels and prison gangs, and protected the public treasury in civil litigation.”
There is no doubt that President Bush and Alberto Gonzalez are making the border safe for invaders, as Bush constantly talks of amnesty for illegals. By prosecuting tough cops who aggressively pursue Mexican drug dealers, they are also encouraging the flow of illegal drugs into this country.
The insidious corruption which has turned Mexico into a narco-state and rendered its government irrelevant, has apparently migrated into the U.S. along with millions of illegal aliens.
Perhaps, U.S. Attorney Carol Lam was getting too close to uncovering the relationship which obviously exists between segments of this government and Mexican drug smugglers!