So not only do they send a border agent to prison for improperly restraining an alien/suspect they want to make his wife pay a fine. With scumbags in the government actively trying to jail border agents I have to wonder why anyone would want to be a border patrol agent.
Government fines jailed Border Patrol agent's family - Washington Times
After successfully winning a two-year prison sentence against U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr., the Justice Department is now trying to collect a $6,870 fine from his wife, saying it should be paid ďimmediatelyĒ ó even though the judge signaled she would have a grace period.
In a notice sent last week the Justice Department said the fines were imposed by the court that found Agent Diaz guilty and sentenced him to prison for improperly restraining a 15-year-old suspected of drug smuggling.
ďWe strongly urge you to pay this debt immediate,Ē said the notice, which was received by Diana Diaz, who is also a Border Patrol agent.
But Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday asking that the fine be canceled or at the least be delayed until after his appeal. Mr. Hunter said the judge in the case told Mrs. Diaz that the process for fines wouldnít begin until a month after he was released from federal prison.
ďThe case involving Agent Diaz deserves special consideration under the circumstances,Ē Mr. Hunter said.
The Justice Department didnít respond immediately to a request for comment Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Hunter had earlier written a letter asking Mr. Holder why the Justice Department pursued the case against Agent Diaz even after two internal reviews cleared him of wrongdoing.