Lawyer for Mollie Tibbetts’ accused killer made false claim to court about client’s immigration status

Lawyer for Mollie Tibbetts’ accused killer made false claim to court about client’s immigration status
Christian Bahena Rivera (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – It does sound like Katie Pavlich’s characterization — the lawyer lied — is accurate.  He didn’t just make the claim informally, but in a motion before the court.  Will the attorney be censured?]

Yesterday the attorney for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the illegal alien accused of murdering Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, claimed during a court appearance his client was in the country legally and that he had been unfairly targeted by President Trump.

The government is incorrectly promoting the idea that Rivera is not in Iowa legally, attorney Allen Richards of Tama said in a court document asking for a gag order in the case. …

Craig Lang has verified that Rivera is in Iowa legally, according to Richards’ motion.

But according to federal immigration officials, Rivera is in the country illegally. This fact was reconfirmed yesterday after Rivera’s attorney made his false statement in court.

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