A judge in Oregon is accused of helping an illegal alien charged with a DUI to escape a courtroom where ICE agents were waiting to detain him:
Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, appeared before Judge Monica Herranz to plead guilty in a DUI case on January 27 in Multnomah County, Oregon.
Salazar entered the courtroom with his lawyer but never came back out again.
Herranz is now under internal investigation after U.S. Attorney Billy Williams accused the judge of letting Salazar leave through her private entrance after staff realized immigration and customs enforcement agents were waiting for him.
Herranz is on the board of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association. Williams believes that Herranz or a member of her staff helped Salazar to escape through her private entrance to the courtroom.
Thankfully, Salazar was arrested two weeks later when he returned for another court appearance.
ICE chose not to pursue a criminal investigation against Judge Herranz.