A San Jose police union official dubbed the ‘Breaking Unhealthy’ grandma and accused of dealing medication out of her workplace, could possibly be speaking a couple of plea deal in her case and serving to investigators.
Joanne Marian Segovia, 64, was the manager director of the San Jose Police Officers’ Affiliation and was charged with trying to unlawfully import fentanyl, an artificial opioid.
Authorized sources have advised The New York Submit that the ‘wheels may already be in movement’ to discover a discount between the accused and the officers as Segovia’s hearings in her federal case proceed to get postponed.
It is unclear what the phrases of a possible plea deal may embody or who could possibly be a goal of the investigation.
Segovia has beforehand pleaded not responsible in courtroom and has claimed that the operation was being run by her housekeeper who’s a ‘household buddy’ who suffers from a substance abuse downside, as per the Homeland Safety Investigations report.
Joanne Marian Segovia, government director of the San Jose Police Officers’ Affiliation, was charged with trying to unlawfully import valeryl fentanyl from her house
Segovia is seen pictured together with her husband Dom, it stays unclear if he was conscious of the operation. A number of loving images of the pair seem on social media
She allegedly imported unlawful artificial opioids from India and different nations and a minimum of as soon as used her work pc and deal with (pictured) and the union’s UPS account to ship the medication throughout the nation
‘She even advised one of many neighbors the case had been dropped,’ a supply advised the Submit.
She is at present free on bail, doesn’t put on her ankle monitor and has not made an look in courtroom since her first listening to in March 2023.
If convicted, she faces as much as 20 years in jail. Her attorneys haven’t commented on a possible deal.
In a minimum of one occasion she is accused of utilizing her work pc and deal with and the police union’s UPS account to ship the medication throughout the U.S.
Her ex-husband Doug Evans, 66, beforehand advised DailyMail.com he was shocked to be taught of the prosecutors’ allegations towards his spouse.
‘I can not consider that she can be concerned in a smuggling operation,’ he stated in an unique interview from his Indiana house.
‘I simply cannot consider that is her. She by no means broke the legislation in her life. She simply wasn’t that kind of individual. She would not even get a visitors ticket.
Their marriage resulted in 2000 earlier than Joanne went on to marry her present husband, Dom Segovia.
She seems in a number of footage together with her grandchildren, Jennifer’s youngsters
Segovia has labored for the union since 2003, planning funerals for officers who die within the line of obligation, being the liaison between the division and the officers’ households and organizing workplace festivities and fundraisers
Tom Saggau, a spokesperson for the police union in San Jose, stated Segovia has labored for the union since 2003, planning funerals for officers who die within the line of obligation, being the liaison between the division and the officers’ households and organizing workplace festivities and fundraisers.
‘We did not have any cause to suspect her,’ he stated, including that the union’s board of administrators has pledged to totally assist the federal investigation
Federal prosecutors stated that in 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Safety officers intercepted a parcel being despatched to her house deal with that contained $5,000 value of Tramadol, an artificial opioid and despatched her a letter telling her they have been seizing the tablets.
The following yr, the CBP once more intercepted a cargo of Tramadol valued at $700 and despatched her a seizure letter, courtroom information confirmed.
Federal officers didn’t begin investigating Segovia till final yr when investigators discovered her identify and residential deal with on the cellphone of a suspected drug vendor.
The vendor is a part of a community that ships managed substances made in India to the San Francisco Bay Space.
Segovia used WhatsApp messaging service and her private and workplace computer systems to order hundreds of opioid tablets and different tablets to her house and agreed to distribute the medication elsewhere in america, prosecutors stated.
Prosecutors say in 2021, Segovia shipped the illicit medication to a North Carolina deal with by utilizing the police union’s UPS account. That deal with is linked to a minimum of 5 illicit drug seizures, as per prosecutors.
‘Primarily based on my coaching and expertise, I do know that shippers of managed substances typically ship receipts and monitoring numbers as proof that they the truth is despatched a bundle,’ David Vargas, a particular agent for Homeland Safety Investigation, wrote within the affidavit
Investigators discovered tons of of pictures in a WhatsApp chat on her cellphone, together with a picture of the united statesshipping slip
Investigators discovered tons of of pictures in a WhatsApp chat on her cellphone, together with a picture of the united statesshipping slip and one other one in all a pc display screen exhibiting a PayPal fee to an Indian identify and Segovia’s police union enterprise playing cards below it.
‘Primarily based on my coaching and expertise, I do know that shippers of managed substances typically ship receipts and monitoring numbers as proof that they the truth is despatched a bundle,’ David Vargas, a particular agent for Homeland Safety Investigation, wrote within the affidavit.
‘I consider that the receipt supplied by Segovia was supplied by her as proof that she despatched a bundle to the North Carolina addressee.’
Based on the criticism, Segovia continued to order managed substances even after being interviewed by federal investigators in February.
Federal brokers additionally seized a parcel in Kentucky, containing valeryl fentanyl, addressed to the accused.
The bundle allegedly originated from China three days earlier and declared its contents as a ‘clock,’ prosecutors stated.
Segovia seems in a number of footage together with her grandchildren, daughter Jennifer’s youngsters, in addition to loving footage together with her husband on her social media accounts.