A corrupt DEA agent will be sentenced to prison for working as a mole for Puerto Rican organized crime. Fox News reports:
A Chicago DEA agent could spend the rest of his life in prison after being busted by federal authorities for allegedly helping a Puerto Rican-based gang traffic drugs and guns – and then joining the agency to help them cover it up.
Fernando Gomez, 41, was ordered held without bond Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune, and is facing a litany of firearm and narcotics-related charges.
“Fernando Gomez is a special agent of the DEA, an organization committed to upholding the nation’s drug laws and relentless in its pursuit of narcotics traffickers,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said last week. “But as alleged, Gomez joined the DEA to betray those laws, and to help narcotics traffickers evade detection by law enforcement. He will now be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Federal investigators say during his career as a police officer and DEA agent, Gomez – as far back as 2006 — secretly started working with La Organizacion de Narcotraficantes Unidos, a Puerto Rico-based “racketeering enterprise involved in drug dealing and murders.
This is a disgraceful breach of trust of the American people, and will hopefully meet serious punishment.