Fast and Furious suspect extradited; DOJ ordered to turn over documents

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A man charged with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has been extradited to the United States. Tucson News Now reports:

Ivan Soto-Barraza will be arraigned on Friday, Aug. 1 in federal court in Tucson, according to the Department of Justice.

Terry died in a shootout in 2010 after confronting some border bandits south of Tucson.

Soto-Barraza was caught in Mexico in September 2013. He is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, attempted interference with commerce by robbery, use and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence and assault on a federal officer.

Two other suspects are missing and two others are behind bars. One was sentenced in February to 30 years in federal prison.

In related Fast and Furious news, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson reports Thursday night that the Justice Department must turn over to conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch an index of all of the material the DOJ has been withholding since September 2012, now that a federal judge has lifted a 16-month delay in the Freedom of Information lawsuit.

The ruling requires the Department of Justice to turn over the listing of documents by Oct. 1.

Attkisson notes that she herself has “longstanding Freedom of Information requests pending with the federal government in the Fast and Furious case.”



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