I'm guessing everyone saw the ridiculous plea for Briones written by her buddy that appeared an El Paso Times article HERE. The biggest thing I take from it is that these types of people really don't see what they did as wrong. They don't want to take responsibility for it because they believe stealing from the public is their right. It's amazing how nuts these people are.
The worst part is the plea to get Briones a job so that she game the unemployment system. That part of the letter should be forwarded to the authorities so when she tries to make her claim they can deal with that properly. I think all unemployment fraud is premeditated, but this is a little bit worse than your average thief. Think of the people who really need the unemployment checks - the ones trying to get employed and stay employed. If don't think our welfare system is corrupt - think again. The letter proves that large portions of the population know how to cheat the system and don't think they aren't acting on that knowledge.
I know everyone is upset about Judge Montalvo's super sealed documents relating to the ongoing corruption prosecution. If you don't know the inside story, or understand what's a play here, you'd have every right to be mad. I happen to know the game here and Briones' email plea is a great way of making the point.
People in a position to confirm or deny my words following this sentence will 100 percent always deny they are true - in public... right now. People "in the know" have told me as much. Give it a few years and people will be saying what I'm saying right now.
The FBI was so shocked at the amount of corruption they found once they started the investigation they made it clear to the federal prosecutors that nobody in El Paso could be trusted with the information because they'd start destroying evidence, alerting suspects and everything else that corrupt people do. People doing the investigation were literally saying "better than 90 percent of the people either elected or appointed to office at the County of El Paso are involved."
If the judge were to make all the information available it would hinder the government's ability to bring those bad people to justice. The federal prosecutors believe this, the judge believes this and the FBI investigators on the case believe this. Even here in DC, federal law enforcement and prosecutors are astounded at the level of corruption that was taking place in El Paso and how so many people escaped prosecution on the sheer fact that everybody involved was so corrupt they couldn't use them as witnesses against each other because either they weren't credible or they wouldn't testify. It was described to me as a situation where a person is murdered and 20 people witnessed it, but they were are breaking so many laws at the time of the murder that they wouldn't say how they saw the murder because it would incriminate them and the murderer walks free.
The bottom line - the feds do not trust anyone in El Paso with the information because they fear the corruption is so deep it would kill their case. References to the "tip of the iceberg" are common. And as you know, what is sticking out of the water that you can see is likely much smaller than what is not in sight.
If you think I'm full of it here, think about Briones and how she views her involvement in the whole thing. Don't you think many others have no feeling of personally responsibility? How do you think they would react if they had info that could help them cover their tracks or another corrupt colleague's tracks?
I know you all want all the information you can get, but I think you should be patient and let the government do its job. They aren't done dealing with the rats in the those sewers downtown.