Milwaukee, WI — U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, the prosecutor who oversee the case of captured General Vang Pao and other Hmong leaders back in 2007 is now talking with other minority groups including the Hmong community on Marijuana Captivation issues in the Sacramento, California area.
Click here to Watch SHIBC News special report by Hmong Report exclusive interviewed Attorney Benjamin Wagner.
Aaron Vang, Reporter for Hmong Report, caught up with him and asked the ultimate question that most of the Hmong in the Hmong community around the world wanted to hear “Why you decided to drop the case (the case of captured General Vang Pao with other Hmong leaders back in 2007)? U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner replied that he was not going to talk about the decision make by the Department of Justice but he felt that the case should be dismissed. “After lengthy discussion with in the department, I decided that the case should be dismissed so that’s the action that we took” said Attorney Wagner.
Aaron Vang continued asked the question why the U.S. Department send an apology to the Hmong community on the case and Attorney Wagner said “Generally we don’t get into the business of… there’re alot of cases that we handled and we don’t get into the business of issuing an apology about particular cases”.
Kendra Thao, one of the interviewer, said that this is a mixed feeling from the Hmong community to the United States when the Hmong community see the same person who prosecuted General Vang Pao and other Hmong leaders and now is back to establish the relationship with the Hmong community. “He is the same person who prosecuted against us and now coming back to work with us, we should take it and think about if the United States is real to establish the relationship with the Hmong community” said Kendra Thao.
Stay tune for SHIBC News full coverage with Hmong Report which is coming up and we would like to get your personal opinion on how you feel about the United States after what they did to the Hmong community which was the biggest historical case that ever happened to the Hmong community.