Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Edward C. Moreno, 41, of Pearsall, Texas, was sentenced yesterday for depriving the civil rights of a Mexican national when Moreno assaulted the victim in a U.S. Border Patrol Facility in Arizona. Moreno was sentenced to12 months’ supervised release, four months confinement under house arrest and pay restitution of $1,392.25 for medical expenses.
Earlier this year Moreno entered a guilty plea for his actions that took place in 2006, while he was on duty at the U.S. Border Patrol Processing Center at Nogales, Arizona. The defendant admitted that while escorting the victim within the Processing Center, he kicked the victim, struck him in the stomach with a baton, threw him down to ground, and punched him without any legitimate cause.
This case was investigated by FBI agents and the U.S. Immigration and Customs personnel.