January 17, 1998 |
Federal prosecutors Friday dismissed as "shameful" the allegations by a key witness that officials induced him to falsely implicate suspects in the 1983 kidnapping and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. The allegations were contained in a motion filed in October by Ruben Zuno Arce, who was seeking to overturn his conviction.
December 16, 1997 |
U.S. prosecutors dropped two murder charges earlier this year against a convicted drug trafficker implicated in the brutal slayings of several Americans a dozen years ago in Guadalajara, after questions were raised about the credibility of witnesses against him, records and interviews show.
October 29, 1997 |
Federal prosecutors withheld a politically volatile allegation from attorneys who were defending two men accused in the 1985 killing of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico, documents show. An informant who helped build the 1992 criminal case in Los Angeles contended that Mexico's president at the time of the slaying and a former president discussed Camarena with a drug lord who allegedly ordered the agent's kidnapping and murder two months later.
October 26, 1997 |
Twelve years after a U.S. drug agent was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Mexico, evidence has emerged that federal prosecutors relied on perjured testimony and false information, casting a cloud over the convictions of three men now serving life sentences. The evidence suggests that the U.S. government, in its zeal to solve the heinous killing of Enrique Camarena, induced corrupt former Mexican police to implicate top officials there in a conspiracy to plan his kidnapping.
September 25, 1996 |
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday ruled that a Mexican doctor who was kidnapped by U.S. drug agents can sue the U.S. government and the law enforcement officers involved in the abduction. Dr. Humberto Alvarez Machain was spirited out of Mexico on April 2, 1990, by men working for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was turned over to DEA agents in this country, who suspected him of participating in the 1985 slaying of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena.
May 10, 1995
Warren Reese, 65, a retired federal prosecutor who helped direct the investigation into the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena. A native of East Los Angeles, Reese became a federal prosecutor in 1969. He was one of the two U.S. prosecutors who tried Daniel Ellsberg over his release of the Pentagon Papers concerning the Vietnam War. The trial judge dismissed that case after Ellsberg's psychologist's office was burglarized by Watergate intruders.