Congressman Poe issued the following statement regarding today's hearing in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, LA:

Today, before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the US Attorney's Office admitted that their star witness in the case against Border Agents Ramos and Compean, 'told some lies'. The rest of us call that perjury. The fact that the prosecution knowingly allowed their witness to offer false testimony raises even more red flags about the overzealous prosecution of this case.

For months now, our government has been trying to side-step the fact they sided with an illegal drug smuggler who smuggled drugs into our country multiple times and misled the jury of his credibility and continued illegal conduct. The facts of the case were presented today in an open court, minus the slick Madison Avenue spin of the US Attorneys Office, and once again the evidence shows the US Government was on the wrong side of the law.

Justice is the only thing we should ever find and I hope that we can finally give these two men and their families the justice they deserve.