Former HPD Capt. Mark Anthony Aguirre was charged with holding an air conditioning man at gunpoint after alleging he was part of a voter-fraud conspiracy
Former HPD Capt. Mark Anthony Aguirre was charged with holding an air conditioning man at gunpoint after alleging he was part of a voter-fraud conspiracy.
Aguirre, 63, was arrested by Houston police last Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon which could earn him 20 years in prison.
Air-conditioning repairman David Lopez Zuniga was reportedly driving his truck through Houston in late October when Aguirre who was driving a black SUV suddenly slammed into his tail then was help at gunpoint when he stepped out.
Aguirre said he had been conducting surveillance for four days on Zuniga and alleged was transporting 750,000 fake ballots amid conspiracy theories of electoral fraud.
According to a statement from the Harris County District Attorney’s office, Aguirre was hired earlier this year by a Houston-based group called the Liberty Center for God & Country to uncover alleged voter fraud across the state.
Aguirre reportedly received $266,000 – $211,000 deposited into his account the day after the incident by the group which hired him.
“He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime, and we are lucky no one was killed. His alleged investigation was backward from the start – first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.
Steven Hotze, the person who hired Aguirre said that the criminal charges are exaggerated and politicized which was later echoed by Aguirre’s attorney Terry Yates,
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