A FORMER cop “held a repairman at gunpoint claiming he had 750k bogus ballots” – however they turned out to be AC elements, legal professionals say.
Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, allegedly pulled a gun on an air conditioner repairman Credit score: Harris County Sheriff’s Division
However it turned on the market had been no faux ballots within the truck, which was truly stuffed with AC elements and instruments.
Talking concerning the incident, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg mentioned the ex-officer “crossed the road from soiled politics to fee of a violent crime and we’re fortunate nobody was killed.”
“His alleged investigation was backward from the beginning – first alleging a criminal offense had occurred after which making an attempt to show it occurred,” Ogg mentioned.
Aguirre instructed police he was a part of “Liberty Middle for God and Nation,” an area right-wing group who had been investigating a supposed poll scheme, acknowledged court docket paperwork cited by KHOU.
The ex-cop was indefinitely suspended from the Houston PD in January 2003 after Ok-Mart raid gone mistaken in 2002Credit score: ABC13
Aguirre reportedly mentioned he had spent 4 days watching his sufferer, who be believed to be the mastermind behind a supposed fraud scheme.
He additionally claimed he thought there have been 750,000 fraudulent ballots within the harmless repairman’s truck, in response to court docket filings.
Aguirre allegedly rammed his SUV into the again of the automobile so the repairman would cease and get out of the automotive.
He received out of the automotive and this was when Aguirre allegedly pointed a handgun at him, made him get on the bottom and knelt on his again.
The incident was captured on a police officer’s physique cam footage, KHOU famous.
The alleged maintain up incident occurred in Houston, TexasCredit score: ABC13
Investigators mentioned Aguirre instructed cops to go to a close-by car parking zone close by the place one other, unidentified, suspect took the truck.
There have been no bogus ballots within the automobile however Aguirre’s legal professional Terry Yates instructed reporters his arrest was “political prosecution.”
“He was working and investigating voter fraud, and there was an accident,” Yates mentioned. “A member of the automotive received out and rushed at him and that is the place the confrontation passed off.
“It is very totally different from what you are citing within the affidavit.”
Aguirre was allegedly given $266,400 by the Houston-based Liberty Middle and $211,400 of that was put into his account – the day earlier than the alleged maintain up, reported KTRK.
Houston police and Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Workplace investigated Aguirre’s fraudulent election claims as a part of Harris County Election Safety Job Drive and located no proof of it.
Aguirre was arrested for aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, a second-degree felony and is in jail on a $30,000.
The ex-cop was indefinitely suspended from the Houston PD in January 2003 after Ok-Mart raid gone mistaken in 2002.
He is now dealing with 20 yr behind bars if he is convicted.