AUSA’s Police Chief Husband on Juarez Cartel Payroll

AUSA’s Police Chief Husband on Juarez Cartel Payroll

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By Prison Legal News

Former Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega was on the payroll of the local Juarez Cartel at the same time he collected a $40,000 annual salary for his public position, according to testimony in federal court on September 25, 2013.  A witness stated that Vega received $2,000 a month plus bonuses from the Juarez Cartel for performing background and license plate checks, buying military gear, and allowing cartel members to use official vehicles.  Vega’s wife is Assistant U.S. Attorney Paula Burnett; she has not been charged with any crime.

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