While we were down at the courthouse the other day going through the case file, we noticed something that struck us as very strange, take a look...
That's the Bernardo Barrera mortgage fraud case file, notice that according the dates stamped on the folder the warrants were issued on October 3, 2008 and the arrests were made the same day, in fact the arrests were made mid morning on October 3.
Let's look at that time line again...
- Detective Baluja is up till 4 am on October 3, 2008 preparing the arrest affidavit.
- Arrest warrants signed by Judge Julio Jimenez sometime during the morning of October 3, 2008.
- Defendants arrested by mid morning October 3, 2008.
See the date outlined in red? Need we say more? Anyone wanna guess who the prosecutor was on that case? Isn't that fantastic? People getting railroaded just so the task force can make headlines on the anniversary of the arrests in their first case. Way to go guys.