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Oct 9, 2013

Warrant issued to search the house of Attorney Arthur Saldivar

Arthur Saldivar

Tonight there are very interesting developments to report in the passport scandal which shows absolutely no signs of going away. First, this morning a report went viral that a warrant was issued to search a house – but it wasn’t the home of the man who signed all those documents which are at the center of the outrageous nationality garage sale. According to Attorney Arthur Saldivar, there is a warrant to search his house because the he has gotten hold of documents from the Immigration Department which show that the then minister of state, Elvin Penner, signed off on at least a hundred and fifty nationality certificates.  Those documents have created a flurry of activity from a Ministry of Immigration which seemed to be in hibernation since the scandal broke on September nineteenth. On Tuesday morning, the Nationality Section was closed and by four thirty Tuesday evening the Police were brought in. We’ll get to that, but first, Saldivar has been keeping a low profile since news of the warrant surfaced. He promised to reveal more documents today, as well as an immigration binder. He didn’t, and says it’s because of the scrutiny by Police who seem to want those documents in his possession very badly.

 

Arthur Saldivar, Attorney

“The binder is a very thick document it is inside a casing, it would have stood out in the vehicle I am utilizing. Considering the level of attention given to me by the law enforcement agencies, it would not have been prudent of me to be driving around with all those documents. I must tell my fellows in law enforcement that I am always here available to them at any time for questioning. But don’t hope to find me with anything that you consider incriminating. You are looking at the wrong man and you are looking in the wrong direction. You need to direct your attention to those at the immigration department and in particular Elvin Penner. Considering the development and the circumstances it wouldn’t have been prudent for me to be moving around as I have with documents on my person. I went to court this morning as I normally do on weekdays and certainly considering what has been said it appears that the authorities have directed there investigative efforts on me instead of doing it in relation to those who really and truly should be investigated. We still don’t hear of any investigation of Mr Penner. There should have been a search warrant issued for Mr. Penner home in relation to documents that he may have relating to convict Kim. But certainly that is not the focus of the authorities at this point.”

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12 Responses for “Warrant issued to search the house of Attorney Arthur Saldivar”

  1. RedBwai says:

    LOL!!…well now we see plainly who has the police in their back pockets, The police dogs where set on Mr. Saldivar by the PM and the UDP, after all they have to answer to their masters ever whim. Its surprising how quick an investigation was started and a warrant was issued for the search of Mr. Saldivar’s house. They could have well done the same to Penner, but no because he is being protected internally by the PM and the UDP…sad to see the levels of which the government will stoop to ensure justice isnt served where it is due…i for one has lost faith in the government, the political system, the juctice system and i have lost hope for our little country Belize..

  2. Joe blank says:

    So, Dean Barrow is perpetuating a cover-up. Therefore, Dean Barrow is corrupt. Therefore, Dean Barrow must go now, if not before! Civil Society needs to turn the screws on his big head!

  3. Guerra says:

    Sorry Arthur, we need to search your house, because the information on the Nationality documents, which did not exist, until you brought them to light, was supposedly stolen. The police must act immediately, not to investigate Penner, but to find the perpetrators who orchestrated this terrible crime. You know we cannot investigate Penner, until these evidence have been recovered.

    Wasn’t these evidence in the Nationality unit all the time, plus thousands more? According to PM and Hulse, no investigation needed at that department because no crime was committed there, and it only follows, that no evidence could be found there.

    I salute you Hulse; good work! It took quite a while for you guys to act, but to our dismay, Arthur is not the one who created thousands of new Belizeans of which some are notorious criminals, because his signature does not appear on any of the documents seen on television. We await, holding our breath, that once the files are found, the real criminal investigation will start, so that we can find the very elusive person whose signature appears on those documents.

  4. Marie says:

    He is loooooving this-how much more time he could get free and try to wash away his past issue that can never go away. Reminds me of a pig in mud.

  5. not enuf Beano, Deano says:

    >We still don’t hear of any investigation of Mr Penner.

    Of course not!!
    UPD, also known as GOB, is very busy helping Penner stop a recall.
    Law enforcement works for Beano, Beano sets the priority—> Honorable Penner stays.

    Barrow may have fired him through Elvin’s resignation, but the Honorable Penner is a UDP team player who knows enuf to take out Beano and the PM’s cabinet of elves.

    The priority is send police to Salvidar, stall and shred GOB documents all day and all night.
    Listen to the sound, like the sound of a chain gang. And UDP is motivated to stay out of the Hattieville chain gang. Better to work 24/7 now than stuck with 10-20 years down the road with your money taken away.

    Wonder what music they are playing when the shred?
    Probably not drinking Belikins and dancing this time around, all work shredding.

  6. Concern says:

    Our government have sink to an all time low. Hulse couldn’t start an investigation because he is not the DPP, nor the Police. Arthur is just and ordinary citizen like us, so now yes, Hulse can can get de propos to make a move, IN THE TOTALLY WROND DIRECTION, because some information which was totally secret some how got out. In fact this information didn’t EVEN EXIST according to a lawyer and a minister. Will someone please guide these bull dogs in the right direction of Penner’s house and the immigration building, cause they might have lost their way, OR…MORE SERIOUSLY GIVEN THE WRONG DIRECTION TO TAKE, PURPOSFULLY.

  7. Belize land of the free says:

    We will stand with A. Saldiver, GOB this will not go away easy.
    you allow Penner to sell Belize like a cheap Hooker.

  8. Karim says:

    LOL… The police will be so busy picking up the files, that when they lift up their head they will realize that they are in front of the Immigration department, and Hulse will be at the door to tell them they have been misled.

  9. Iteresting develoments says:

    Very interesting developments indeed. Rush now to investigate Saldivar. NO RUSH TO INVESTIGATE PENNER AND THE REST THAT ARE INVOLVED. HULSE AND BARROW, two supposedly “RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY” fellows, defending tooth and nail a man who did wrong, BARROW PUBLICLY SAYING THAT THERE IS NO NEED TO INVESTIGATE. THIS is not a small matter, It is NATIONAL SECURITY, BARROW. See I love that true saying, WEH GOES AROUND COMES AROUND”. When you all were digging up into PUP affairs some years ago, no one issued arrest warrants for any of you, IN THE END you swiftly arrested Said Musa. AND STILL RUBBING IT IN THEIR FACES. REMEMBER? GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. SPIT IN THE SKY, ALL IN YOUR ACE. I STILL REMEMBER YOUR HIGH AND PIOUS SPEECHES ABOUT CORRUPTION BARROW. DEFENDNG PENNER THAT HE WAS PUNISHED ENOUGH, HOW ABOUT YOU PUNISHING MUSA? DRAGGING HIM TO COURT? AND STILL PUNISHING HIM AND ALL THE PUP’S AT EVERY HOUSE MEETINGS? CALLING SPECIAL HOUSE MEETING TO PUNISH THEM ANEW? I WAS LOOKING UP TO YOU. NO MORE.

    GO UNIONS!!! YOU MY JUST BE THE LAST HOPE TO CURBING THESE ROTTEN POITICIANS. ROTTEN AND STINK THEY ARE. YOU DID SO WITH PUP, DO SO NOW WITH THE UDP. AFTER ALL THE POLICE HAVE TO DO AS THEIR BOSSES SAY, SO KEEP UP THE PRESURE UNIONS. LET THIS BE A LESSON TO ALL POILTICIANS THAT YOU, UNIONS WILL TAKE A STAND WHEN THEY ARE CORRUPT AND THE POLICE CAN’T DO THEIR JOBS BECAUSE THEIR HANDS ARE TIED.

  10. Al says:

    Didn’t I say this would happen? The government won’t go after their own ministers. They will go after those who have EVIDENCE against their ministers. History dictates. Saldivar will be arrested no doubt, with a lot of protest and blustery from his own party. However, even them have to thread lightly because for sure, they have already been reminded of their sellouts during their time, which can be brought out to light if they yell too hard. The thing is, when a corruption like this leaks out, it can bring down both parties, not just the present government. Then who will we vote for? Will the real honest politicians please stand up. Please stand up…. still can’t see one.

  11. Orl says:

    Kudos for A. Saldivar. He has the balls to do this.

    I hope Elvin Passport (ooops! my Bad, Penner) is removed as minister. I thought mennonites like him were honest, but what a terrible example he has shown.

  12. TRIBE says:

    This situation is comical on all levels. I am all for exposing those who need to be exposed in this messy and scandalous affair. What pisses me off though is that this character is acting as if he wants justice, when all he wants is to be in the limelight to serve his political ambition. He is just as bad as those who sold the passport…look at him playing poker with such a serious issues.

    Unu need fi wake up and stop mek every jankrow excite unu!

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