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Suit against feds claims false arrest, prosecution

10:02 p.m. CDT, March 25, 2011

Jose Quiroz was at his Chicago home with his wife and 4-year-old son in 2009 when federal agents came to his door with their guns drawn and, mistaking him for a Colorado man, arrested him, according to a federal complaint that Quiroz filed on Friday.

Quiroz, 29, alleges that federal agent Robert Hall and other unknown federal agents with the FBI and the ATF mistook him for a tattooed Colorado man named “Chu,” arrested him without cause and then stood by as he was indicted and prosecuted for more than 18 months in a major drug case that he had nothing to do with.

In fact, Quiroz, who works for the City of Chicago as a construction worker, had never visited Colorado and had no tattoos on his back like Chu, the complaint states. His voice allegedly did not match recordings of Chu’s telephone conversations.

via Suit against feds claims false arrest, prosecution – chicagotribune.com.