Federal judge indicts illegal immigrants accused of conspiring to protect alleged California cop killer

 

A federal grand jury has indicted seven friends and family members of Gustavo Perez Arriaga (aka Paulo Virgen Mendoza), the criminal alien charged with the murder of a California police officer in cold blood last month, for “conspiring to harbor an alien” and prevent him from being nabbed by the authorities.

“When individuals act to thwart law enforcement’s efforts, they undermine the safety of those officers and the public as a whole,” U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said in a statement following the indictment of Arriaga’s two brothers, his girlfriend and four friends last Friday, according to Fox News.

 

“Today’s indictment is a significant step toward holding accountable those who chose to harbor and conceal the man accused of killing a police officer in Newman — Corporal Ronil Singh.”

During a traffic stop the day after Christmas last month, Arriaga allegedly murdered Newman Police Department Cpl. Ronil Singh, leaving his wife and baby son without a husband and father:

During the hours immediately after the shooting, local authorities launched a manhunt that lasted two full days, in part because of the assistance Arriaga’s friends and family provided him. They gave him clothes, money and a new phone. They also hid his pickup truck.


Despite the efforts of Arriaga’s friends and family, who’d reportedly been hoping to smuggle him back to Mexico, local authorities finally triumphed on Dec. 28.

At least four of the seven alleged accomplices are in the U.S. illegally and were not let out on bail when they pleaded in court on Friday, in part, because the judge felt they were unemployable, according to The Fresno Bee.

“Suspect Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, was found at a home at the 8200 block of Brooks Lane near Lamont, which is south of Bakersfield,” Fresho station KGPE reported at the time.

“It happened around 8:30 a.m. Friday and Juanita Reyes was making her husband’s lunch when she heard her neighbors being summoned over a speaker. We saw a SWAT team when they went through the fence, knocked all the fences down. [They were] going through the house.”

Later that afternoon the county sheriff of the California community where Singh had held a press conference announcing Arriaga’s arrest and blasting California’s “sanctuary city” policies.

“This is a criminal illegal alien with prior criminal activity that should have been reported to ICE,” Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said, referencing the suspect’s previous DUI arrests.

“We were prohibited, law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws and that led to the encounter with Singh. I’m suggesting that the outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn’t restricted, prohibited or had their hands tied because of political interference.”

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If Arriaga’s alleged accomplices are convicted of conspiring to help Arriaga evade authorities, they’ll reportedly face five years in prison and fines up to $250,000. One of the accused, Erik Razo Quiroz, also faces an additional 10 years in prison for getting rid of the gun used to murder Newman.

It’s unclear whether the Democrat politicians behind California’s “sanctuary city” laws — which have been abused time and time again by murderous criminal aliens — will face similar charges and potential prison sentences. According to social media users, they certainly should.

Regarding Gustavo Perez Arriaga, he reportedly appeared in court earlier this month but was denied the opportunity to plead anything until he first receives a full mental health evaluation. It’s unclear what’s happened in his case since.

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Vivek Saxena

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