U-T San Diego
January 21, 2013
In the two decades he led the labor union for the nation’s Border Patrol agents, T.J. Bonner carved a public profile as an aggressive advocate for his members and as a blunt, fearless critic of government policy.
Now Bonner, a Campo resident who retired from the agency two years ago, is bringing the same no-holds-barred approach to his biggest battle yet — fighting charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego that he defrauded the union out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.
Bonner’s lawyer, Eugene Iredale, has filed a slew of pretrial motions, attacking elements of the government’s case and challenging the very basis for the investigation that led to Bonner’s indictment in August.