- Created: Thursday, 23 April 2009 14:50
- Written by Cat Wiener
On 4 May, US District Judge Kathleen Cordone declared that the ‘shocking and outrageous’ tactics of the US government in ‘manipulating the legal system’ in the case of Luis Posada Carriles left her with no choice but to dismiss the indictment against him for immigration fraud. Mass murderer Posada, already on bail since 19 April, was free and the US government, in essence, off the hook.
Cordone made it clear that, while aware that Posada was a ‘political hot potato’, she could not indict him on terrorist charges if the government refused to bring them. ‘The realm of this case is not terrorism. It is fraud’.