sicario-wgIt just can’t get any better! While some El Pasoans are lamenting how El Paso and the borderland is depicted in the movie Sicario, the City of El Paso will be discussing refunding some tax money to a former politician and currently incarcerated drug trafficker on Tuesday. (Agenda items: 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 & 5.5)

Yes, that is right, the city is trying everything it can to argue that drug trafficking is not a way of life in the city while it prepares to refund almost $3,000 to a drug trafficker. This can only happen in El Paso.

Incarcerated Guillermo “Willie” Gandara, Jr. has requested that the City of El Paso refund $2,865.23 in property tax money he over paid. Gandara is currently incarcerated in Texarkana and has an expected release date of May 31, 2017.

As you likely remember, on August 17, 2012, Willie Gandara pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to sell more than 50 kilos (+100 lbs.) of marihuana. In February of 2012, he was arrested at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint with a load of marihuana. He was a sitting county commissioner and was running for state representative when he was arrested.

Yet, public officials want to have a public discussion about how the movie Sicario portrays the borderland. Peter Svarzbein is organizing the round table.

I wonder how he intends to vote on Tuesday, to refund the money or not. Never mind, it’s all about keeping the lie intact that all is well in El Paso.

That is the problem with lies; you can’t keep them bottled up for ever because the truth always has a funny way of making itself known.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

7 replies on “Sicario and El Paso Refunds Money to Drug Trafficker”

  1. Organize a round table for what ? That is such a stupid idea, it’s a movie ! It’s not. A documentary !

    That idiot probably believes Rambo was real along with “Peter Pan”. Wonder if he still sleeps with a teddy bear to protect him.

    What they need to focus on is the county unethical and federal funds fraud. And the problems within city council.

    What an idiot and anyone that participates is also an idiot. Now we know for a fact of the intelligence level of council. I bet the rest of Texas and part of New Mexico and Mexico is laughing so hard. Mayor Leeser can’t you control your children ?

  2. Svarzbein has no integrity when it comes to politics or his “art”. He’s a two bit hack in both arenas.

  3. Vegas literally does not know what they are talking about. Vegas knows as much about svarzbein as Martin knows About writing. Sad people on this blog.

  4. For a poor writer Martin has a blog and has a lot of visitors. What do you have ?

    Read your own comments and lol, you criticize, lol. Welcome aboard sad person since you’re on the blog, lol.

  5. I already have a general idea of who Vince & Escobar are going to tell Jaime to run campaigns for you now @ one fifth the price. What a piece of shit this guy refuses to pay Child support and now avoids paying income tax on these campaigns he is running.

  6. He doesn’t run campaigns, he maliously manipulates. The only skills apparent are lie, cheat, steal, slash, dirty politics.

    That would have to be an awfully desperate situation to call on him. That’s an excellent way to ruin a reputation. He already brags about owning people. Of course, Niland can tell you about one of the better qualities, back stabbing.

    Crawl in the sack with any of these flea infested things and you will leave with fleas. That simple but I guess they don’t mind the fleas. Same faces that always appear in the back ground of ineptness, underhanded, arrogance, self promoting, use people.

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