Dora Landaverde-Torres, Wife of School Board Member, Faces Deportation

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The wife of a Moreno Valley school board member is currently in lockup in Santa Ana. But Dora Landaverde-Torres is not sitting on a cold bunk due to a DUI crash, a shoplifting charge or swinging her purse at a Santa Ana cop. She's not even in the city jail.

The wife of Mike Rios, who wants to run for mayor of Moreno Valley, is in a federal immigration facility holding her for apparently being in the country illegally.

Landaverde-Torres, 39, was swept up during Operation Cross Check, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep of undocumented immigrants with criminal records and/or have previously been deported.

Arrested Sept. 20 as part of the seven-day, nationwide sweep that netted 2,901 illegals, Landaverde-Torres has a criminal record and has been deported before.

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The happy couple: Mike Rios and Dora Landaverde-Torres
She pleaded guilty on Oct.10, 1996, in Orange County Superior Court to selling or transporting marijuana, earning a sentence of 270 days in jail and three years of probation. Landaverde-Torres was later deported to her native El Salvador but obviously re-entered the United States. Illegally, according to the feds, although her attorney has filed court documents seeking to reopen the deportation case.

Her 41-year-old husband has indicated he wants to run for mayo r of Moreno Valley next year, and don't count Rios out. He's likely to parlay his wife's past and deportation case into victory at the ballot box.

Consider that after 17-year-old Norma Lopez was abducted (and, sadly, murdered) in July 2010, Rios went before television cameras saying he was a member of the Moreno Valley City Council, that he was the local media representative in the case and that he was announcing a $7,500 reward was being offered by the Riverside County city for Lopez's safe return. Mayor Bonnie Flickinger had to later explain there was no reward and that Rios was not an elected official.

Four months later, "The People's Candidate," as Rios called himself, was the top voter-getter among eight candidates for the school board seat.

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10 comments
Ihateusc
Ihateusc

moreno valley? aint that the place where the cows go to take a dump? i heard the average bovine is smarter than the mexicans there.. at least they know not to wear mascara like that..lol

Steve
Steve

Well, if she is going to stay, atleast give her a job giving HJs or BJs at the local massage parlor.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

"Mayor Bonnie Flickinger had to later explain there was no reward and that Rios was not an elected official." 

Well, at least both husband and wife show some initiative. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Mo-Val... Halfway between OC and the little paradise known as Menifee you wrote about last week... 

I'm curious though... does Mike go by his nickname Lil' Casper at the city council meetings? 

BajaRat
BajaRat

Hmmmmm... a previously deported invader, eh? An invader in Maryland and another in Ohio just this week got 3+ years in prison for unlawful re-entry. 

These stinkin' illegals are both arrogant and stupid. Toss her arse in the joint for a few years, then deport heron the first thing smokin'

Jim
Jim

Well actually she's Salvadorian. But to an idiot like yourself, it doesn't matter, right?

mitch young
mitch young

Guess I'm not the only one that noticed the DSLs, with outliner no less. 

mitch young
mitch young

He was just an undocumented elected official.

Nona18
Nona18

 You have to be pretty stupid to put all hispanics in the mix.

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