20 March 2017
All we can do is leave you with the story, almost as outrageous as Trump reckoning GCHQ would actually bother to wiretap him.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Texas lawyer who bills himself as the “DWI Dude” conspired to steal more than $1 million from Colombia’s largest rebel group.
Court records contend that 56-year-old Jamie Balagia conspired with two others to launder $1.2 million provided by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Authorities say FARC leaders were told the money would be used to bribe judges and others involved in the prosecution of a rebel leader on drug charges in Texas.
The San Antonio Express-News reports Balagia pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in North Texas to charges that include obstruction of justice.
Balagia is a former Austin police officer who markets himself to people facing drunken-driving and other charges.
His lawyer has not returned calls or emails from the Express-News seeking comment.