A former DEA agent who was accused of posing as an FBI agent in a fraud scheme no longer faces charges.
The Daily Breeze reports that federal prosecutors dropped their case against David Garcia Herrera, 70, this week.
The decision comes after U.S. District Court Judge Jesus Bernal said he would inform jurors that the U.S. Attorney’s Office had used bad evidence in the case.
Herrera and his alleged conspirator, Jerome Arthur Whittington, are accused of convincing a victim that they would help him recover money he lost in investment schemes if he paid about $290,000.
In another scheme, Herrera and Whittington are accused of convincing another victim to pay them about $8,500 to help with his wife’s immigration case.