- The Political Prosecution of Immigration Enforcement
Agent Cory Voorhis
- On a dark night over a year ago on the U.S./Mexican border,
drug smuggler, Osbaldo Aldrette-Davila, a Mexican national, attempted to
cross into the United States with his load of contraband. That load included
corruption, deadly drugs, addictions for our children, crime and ruined
- Aldrette-Davila, crossing the international border, brought
his portion of the $75 billion in drugs over the border annually that create
a fiendish network of misery across this nation. For 35 years, U.S.
taxpayers forked-over a $1 trillion for the War on Drugs that amounted
to zero results. Drugs remain available today in higher quality, greater
quantities and cheaper prices than in 1970.
- However, that night, decorated U.S. Border Patrol agents
Ramos and Compean interdicted the smuggler. As he raced back over the
border, leaving his drug load behind, Ramos shot him in the butt.
- A short time later, Aldrette-Davila became a witness
against the two Border Patrol agents. Johnny Sutton, a U.S. Attorney in
Texas, awarded Aldrette-Davila immunity from prosecution in exchange for
his testimony. Result? Sutton sent Ramos and Compean to prison 12 years
on bogus charges.
- A single bullet in the butt of a known drug dealer
resulted in 24 years in prison for our Border Patrol agents--trying to
defend America from drugs.
- How to de-motivate Border Patrol Officers, by Johnny
- Our Border Patrol agents feel risking their lives
in defense of this country means nothing to the Bush administration. In
fact, Bush commuted convicted felon Scooter Libby breaking laws against
our country while he sent two good men, leaving wives and children, off
to prison- for defending our country.
- Fast forward to Denver, Colorado November 20, 2007:
- Highly decorated Border Patrol agent turned Immigration
and Customs Enforcement agent Cory Voorhis, served 15-years protecting
America from the advancing invasion flooding across our borders. What
is his reward?
- Federal district court officers charged him in Denver
on October 25, 2007 with three misdemeanor counts of "unauthorized
access"' of a federal criminal database (NCIC). Cory now faces the
possibility of three years in prison, heavy fines, loss of pay, loss of
his job, and ominous legal bills.
- Rather than stand up for a decorated American hero, his
bosses placed him on leave-without-pay, which proves an unprecedented action
against a law enforcement officer who has only been accused, not convicted.
Voorhis, his wife and two children now face Christmas and the New Year
with mounting legal bills and no paycheck.
- Please refer to <http://www.corylegaldefense.com/>
www.corylegaldefense.com for information:
- "Cory Voorhis has a distinguished record as a Special
Investigator for ICE. He was the lead investigator and team leader for
the interagency task force that broke up the largest document fraud ring
in United States history, a Guadalajara, MX based operation working in
Colorado and 14 other states producing millions of drivers' licenses,
green cards, and Social Security cards for illegal aliens. Voorhis is
a responsible citizen a kids baseball coach a stand-up guy.
- "In September of 2006, Voorhis noticed Denver newspaper
accounts of statements by Bill Ritter, then a candidate for Governor of
Colorado and now the incumbent in that office, claiming to have been a
strong prosecutor of illegal alien criminals when he was Denver's District
Attorney from 1994 to 2004. Voorhis knew, from his personal experience
with the Denver police and courts, that this was not the case that
hundreds of illegal alien criminals had been released and avoided punishment
and deportation through dangerous plea bargaining agreements. Such practices
are consistent with Denver's "sanctuary city" status, inaugurated
by Mayor Wellington Webb in the mid-1990s, and continued by Mayor John
- Ritter lied when he bragged about his actions against
- "Seeking to have the truth of the matter discussed
in the public domain, Voorhis offered information to Congressman Bob Beauprez,
who was also a candidate for governor, regarding the plea bargaining practices
of the Denver D.A. office and the subsequent criminal activity by some
of the persons who were released unpunished, and not deported. Voorhis
told the Beauprez staff where to look in public records for additional
information and cases." The concept here is to increase vigilance
and reduce crime in that process.
- "ICE agent Voorhis had legitimate professional reasons
for accessing the federal and state crime databases on Denver criminal
alien cases, and all of his actions in accessing the ICE database and the
federal NCIC database were fully consistent with written ICE policies and
guidelines. It was part of his job. Voorhis shared only such information
with the staff of Congressman Beauprez that he could release to any public
official, employer or citizen. The criminal "rap sheets" and
identities of illegal aliens are NOT protected by the Federal Privacy Act.
- CBI jumped into action; Ritter's campaign staff exploited
- "Nevertheless, when information became public about
a specific illegal alien who had committed additional crimes after being
released through a plea bargain his office had engineered, gubernatorial
candidate Bill Ritter asked the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
to open an investigation into ICE agent Voorhis a most unusual request
using a Colorado State Police Investigative Agency to go after a
- "Ritter charged that Voorhis had committed a crime
by accessing the NCIC database, even though his own staff had done the
exact same thing. Ritter made this charge within a few hours after someone
in the Denver District Attorney's office accessed the same federal database
to identify agent Voorhis.
- Ritter played "Wag-the Dog," and it worked
- "Criminals must be punished. We're talking about
a dangerous criminal alien here. No one disputed the accuracy of the
information revealed about the criminal alien in question, but the allegation
of wrongdoing by Voorhis was successful in shifting the public focus away
from Ritter's record when he worked as a Denver D.A.
- "The only illegal alien case discussed in the press
was the one revealed by the Beauprez campaign, the case of Walter Noel
Ramo, who had originally been charged with the distribution and sale of
heroin, a felony, but allowed to plead guilty to "agricultural trespass,"
a low level misdemeanor that does not generally result in notification
to DHS-ICE or deportation. The concept proved simple; help the criminal
immigrants even though we provide sufficient federal laws against
- One Illegal Alien with three aliases, or more; "Walter
Ramo" and "Eugene Estrada" and "Carlos Roberto Estrada-Medina"
- Police charged Ramo, while living in California under
an alias, with a sex-related crime against a minor. Think about it; had
Ritter's ADA done her job, the perp would have been in prison and
the woman in California would not have been raped. After Ritter asked
for a CBI investigation of Voorhis, the Denver media stopped investigating
Ritter's record in this area and instead focused on Voorhis.
- "Voorhis had nothing to gain personally or financially
by revealing information about the problem of non-prosecution of criminal
aliens in the Denver District Attorney's office, past and present. He
had not been active in the Beauprez campaign and had never made a financial
contribution to that campaign. His actions were motivated solely by the
desire to raise the level of the public discussion of this important issue,
an issue that was being swept under the rug by both the Ritter campaign
and the office of the incumbent Denver District Attorney, Mitch Morrissey.
- "We-the-People" have an innate right to know
about official malfeasance
- "One of Denver D.A. Morrissey's staff attorneys
was in fact working in the Ritter campaign, on a leave of absence, and
that person, Stephanie Villafuerte, whose grandparents were Mexican immigrants,
now serves as a senior aide to Governor Ritter. A Morrissey spokesman
denies any wrongdoing on the part of the Morrissey staff, yet it is remarkable
that the individuals involved in accessing the NCIC database in October
of 2006 were never questioned by the CBI or FBI as part of the investigation
until local talk-show host Peter Boyles turned up the heat this week.
- Political retaliation against decorated Special Investigator
- "Any reasonable person will conclude that there
can be only one reason for the prosecution of this courageous law enforcement
officer: political retaliation. The prosecution of Cory Voorhis is a case
of selective prosecution for political purposes, while similar actions
by other public employees are neither investigated nor prosecuted. At
least two other individuals accessed the same NCIC file on Walter Noel
Ramo in the same few hour period one in Harris County, Texas (Houston)
and one in the Denver District Attorney (Morrissey's) office. Neither
one has been investigated or charged with a crime. Only Cory Voorhis has
been charged. Why is that?
- "The only conclusion to be reached is that it was
not the "unauthorized access" to the information on this criminal
alien that upset candidate Ritter it was making it public, and that
is why Cory Voorhis was targeted for prosecution. The success of the Ritter
campaign was more important to Bill Ritter than the public's right to know
the facts about the crimes of a man he had enabled to escape a serious
felony prosecution and likely deportation. Ritter's staff was under
the mistaken impression that deportation is punishment which is NOT
true. It seems that Ritter's staff, and the majority of folks in his political
party, fervently believe that open borders and more illegal aliens are
- "ICE agent Cory Voorhis is being prosecuted for
actions that were NOT criminal in nature, and were a public service to
the people of Colorado. Voorhis' actions not only did no harm to any public
entity or contemporary criminal case or defendant, they contributed to
an elevated public debate on the treatment of aliens charged with criminal
activity. "No harm, no foul."
- "Like Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean, who
are now serving prison terms for attempting to interdict a repeat drug
smuggler, Cory Voorhis is being prosecuted for doing his job. The charges
are trumped up. He was helping to educate a sitting U.S. Congressman and
his staff about the huge but 'invisible' horde of criminal aliens released
from jail by the Denver District Attorney under laughable "agricultural
trespass" plea deals. Such practices in Denver and other Colorado
counties have encouraged and allowed hundreds and probably thousands
of illegal aliens to avoid serious felony convictions that can lead
to punishment and deportation."
- Think about it; a criminal alien proves a flight-risk,
by definition and should never be given the privilege of bail-bond.
Do you suppose that there is a distinct class-favoritism policy in the
Denver D.A. staff? Is it also possible that the D.A.s wiggle and
squirm to get out of the effort required to prosecute criminals?
When the average illegal alien features three aliases, with wallet cards
to prove it why does the Denver D.A. play tag with these dangerous
- Remember the phrase, "Something is rotten in Denmark!"
- Former Colorado District Attorney Bill Ritter encouraged
and allowed uncounted sex offenders, child molesters and drug smugglers
to plea bargain down to 'agricultural trespass' instead of submit
to appropriate punishment in Colorado for their actual crimes. This allowed
them to remain free in Colorado, without deportation orders to commit
more crimes, so they did and still do! Recidivism amongst criminal aliens
continues. Why? Because they know "the system" will treat
them with kid gloves.
- Does Governor Ritter exhibit any shame for his actions?
- If Voorhis, like Compean and Ramos, swings in the solitary
confinement gallows at the hands of Ritter as he suppresses the truth,
you must wonder, "For whom the bell tolls? It tolls for thee!"
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