July 30, 2008

U.S. Senator John Cornyn again urges release of ex-agents

Diana Washington Valdez / El Paso Times
Article Launched: 07/30/2008 12:00:00 AM MDT

EL PASO -- U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, renewed his call for President Bush to commute the sentences of former El Paso sector Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose A. Compean.

Cornyn and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent Bush letters in 2007 and this year requesting the commutation. The White House has not responded to their request.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas had no comment about the senators' request to reduce the prison sentences, Shana Jones, spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in San Antonio, said Tuesday.

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