House of Death Informant Files Lawsuit Against US Government http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2011/07/house-death-informant-files-lawsuit-against-us-government
Former Mexican Cop Who Helped Oversee House in Juarez Used for Torture and Murder Claims ICE Still Owes Him MoneyA deactivated U.S. government informant who played a key role in multiple homicides in Mexico while under the supervision of U.S. prosecutors and federal agents has filed a lawsuit against the United States in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.Although the pleadings in the litigation are are now cloaked from public inspection, the attorney handling the case told Narco News previously that he planned to file the lawsuit, which he said would allege that Uncle Sam has failed to pay his client in full for his informant services.
Ramirez Peyro is a former Mexican cop who rose to a very high level within a Juarez cell of the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug organization that was overseen by an individual named Heriberto Santillan Tabares. At the same time he was working as one of Santillan’s right-hand men, helping to oversee his criminal enterprises, including a house that served as a torture and killing chambers (the House of Death), Ramirez Peyro also was working as an informant for ICE, with his activities not only known, but also approved, by high-level officials within DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security, of which ICE is a part.
The Santillan cell that Ramirez Peyro served was responsible for murdering more than a dozen people between the summer of 2003 and early 2004 — most of whom were tortured first and then buried in the backyard of the House of Death in Juarez, a Mexican border city south of El Paso, Texas. Ramirez Peyro helped to arrange and even participated in some of those murders, according to public records.Evidence of the U.S. government’s efforts to cover-up its complicity in that carnage was later exposed exclusively by Narco News in a series of stories pointing the finger at high-level officials within DHS and the DOJ. [See Narco News’ House of Death series, begun in 2004, at this link.]