You'd think they'd have learned some lessons from having protected Whitey Bulger- and dont' forget Flemmi and Barboza- because 'they were informants'.
Santana Gaona had been in jail less than two months earlier for allegedly raping and beating his estranged wife. He was flagged as an illegal immigrant and scheduled for deportation. Despite a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer” that had been placed on Gaona, requiring him to face a deportation hearing, ICE officials canceled the order and he was released from jail.
At the time, ICE officials told the Dallas Morning News and this reporter that “another law enforcement agency” asked them to remove the detainer.
In 2011, a federal law enforcement officer confirmed to this reporter that Gaona had been an informant for multiple federal agencies, including the FBI, which was responsible for his release.
Remember the 'raping and beating' in his previous arrest, then read this: The official said Gaona showed no signs of being a violent criminal and there was no reason to believe he would have committed murder.
Benavides, 33, was trying to stop a fight between Gaona and Gaona’s estranged wife when he was shot in front of his 8-year-old son.
And the EffingBI response to this?
The FBI is not talking. FBI spokesman Paul Bresson told TheBlaze that as
a matter of longstanding policy, the “FBI does not discuss sources and
we wouldn’t comment to any part of this due to possible pending
Translation: "Go away, peasants, and stop troubling us. We don't have to answer to you."