This month, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott announced that Erik Quiroz Razo, “an illegal alien from Mexico,” has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for “conspiring with others to assist Paulo Virgen Mendoza’s flight from California to Mexico after he allegedly committed a felony: the murder of Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh during a traffic stop.” As Scott’s statement also explained:
“The murder of a police officer in the line of duty is an assault on the entire community. This defendant, a convicted felon and previously deported alien, played a critical role in helping a man accused of killing a police officer to elude apprehension. He disposed of the murder weapon, and he urged those close to him to not tell anyone about his activities. The successful prosecution of this defendant sends a message to the community that this behavior will not be tolerated.”
The sentencing of Razo comes before the trial of Mendoza, accused of gunning down Corporal Singh [pictured above] in Newman, California, on December 26, 2019. That crime got plenty of publicity but another case involving illegals managed to escape notice.
Last year federal authorities indicted Elfego Alcala, Aida Corona, Tamilene Cisneros, Lupita Cisneros, Maria Elena Soriano-Salinas, 57, for “production and sale of false identification documents, and fraud and misuse of visas and related documents.” The documents included false Social Security cards and green cards. The previously deported Salinas was sentenced to 27 months in prison.
In January, Alcala, Cisneros and Corona pleaded guilty to document fraud and face more than a decade in prison. This was the result of a federal Homeland Security investigation, a federal grand jury, and prosecution by the U.S. Attorney. It was not the result of any investigation or prosecution by the state of California, which looks the other way at document fraud.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate, is on record that California harbors more than 10 million illegals, about the population of Portugal and approximately one fourth the state population. Every person illegally residing in the United States uses false documentation in some form.
Former state Senate boss Kevin de Leon, author of the state’s sanctuary law, is on record that under Trump’s deportation order “half my family would be eligible for deportation” because “they got a false identification,” including a “false green card.” And “almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification.”
The former Senate boss, who in 2018 failed to unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, defended the use of fraudulent documents to obtain taxpayer-paid benefits. So legal immigrants and legitimate American citizens are paying benefits to foreign nationals illegally present in the United States, with zero compensation from Mexico or any other country of origin.
In similar style, the state of California shows little if any interest in prosecuting document fraud and state agencies accept the fake documents without question. That is what enables illegals such as murder suspect Paulo Virgen Mendoza to remain in California, where state officials protected him from deportation.
Erik Quiroz Razo, who helped the suspect flee, is already headed to prison. The suspect, by contrast, has yet to reach trial. His case is being handled by Stanislaus County judge Ricardo Córdova, a former public defender appointed as a judge in 2003 by Gov. Gray Davis.
A hearing for Paulo Virgen Mendoza had been scheduled for December 10, 2019, but Córdova postponed it until March 10, 2020. So justice is delayed for Ronil “Ron” Singh, the legal immigrant from Fiji who came to America to become a police officer. Singh was popular in the central valley community of Newman, where he had served since 2011.
In August, the Newman Police Department unveiled a memorial with Ronil Singh’s picture. Singh’s young son pulled back the flag covering the monument honoring his father. Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom, both supporters of California’s sanctuary law, did not attend the event or the funeral of police officer Ron Singh. Neither Democrat has publicly decried the officer’s murder as an example of “gun violence.”
Gov. Newsom also skipped out on the funeral of El Dorado County deputy Brian Ishmael, gunned down last October, as authorities are charging, by a Mexican national calling himself Juan Carlos Vasquez Orozco, and illegally present in the United States. The 737 convicted murderers Newsom reprieved last year included the previously deported Luis Bracamontes, who in 2014 gunned down Sacramento County deputies Danny Oliver and Michael Davis. During his trial, the Mexican said he wished he had killed more cops.
One of the worst murderers in state history was previously deported Juan Corona, who during the early 1970s murdered and mutilated Americans Charles Fleming, Melford Sample, Donald Smith, John J. Haluka, Warren Kelley, Sigurd Beierman, William Emery Kamp, Clarence Hocking, James W. Howard, Jonah R. Smallwood, Elbert T. Riley, Paul B. Allen, Edward Martin Cupp, Albert Hayes, Raymond Muchache, John H. Jackson, Lloyd Wallace Wenzel, Mark Beverly Shields, Sam Bonafide and Joseph Maczak.
Four others were not identified. Corona died in prison last March at the age of 85.