Apparently, Jaime Abeytia has been telling anyone that will listen to him that I distorted his extensive criminal record. Several of you have requested a complete list of Abeytia’s criminal record as well as the sources for the information. Rather than respond to each request individually, I am going to publish it on my blog. I will then send those requesting additional information a link to this blog post.
Jaime Abeytia’s Criminal Record:
On July 9, 1996, Jaime Abeytia was charged with failure to register in Arizona, a misdemeanor. [AZ 45491509] There are also various traffic violations including failure to maintain financial responsibility as well as the suspension of his driver’s license from 1994 through 1996.
On April 6, 1999, Jaime Abeytia was accused of “theft of property.” This was a Class B misdemeanor derived from a check he wrote with insufficient funds. Abeytia made restitution for the check on April 26, 2007.
On August 3, 1999, a warrant against Abeytia was issued in Arizona for “interfering with judicial proceedings.”
On December 3, 2002, a warrant for Abeytia’s arrest was issued out of Maricopa County for “failure to pay child support.” As of today, that arrest warrant is still open, according to the Maricopa County’s website.
On May 21, 2004, Abeytia was accused of a Class A misdemeanor based on a “computer breach” charge. This case was refiled on December 17, 2004. As a result of these charges, Abeytia accepted “deferred adjudication” for this crime. He was assessed 100 hours of community service. This case derived from his taking computer flies from an employer without authority. [County records: 20040C18459]
On November 7, 2007, Jaime Abeytia was accused of another “theft of property.” [EPPD police report: 07-309141]
On May 15, 2012, Jaime Abeytia was investigated by the El Paso Police Department about a “criminal mischief” complaint. The police record, 12-136025 is unclear as to what the allegation was.
On July 3, 2012, Jaime Abeytia was again investigated by the El Paso Police Department on a “burglary of habitation” allegation. [EPPD police report: 12-185173]
On May 13, 2013, a State Felony was filed against Jaime Abeytia for unlawful access of a computer system and for displaying “harmful material to a minor.” Abeytia tuned himself into the Sheriff’s Department for booking on February 8, 2013. On June 6, 2013, the state felony was reduced to a misdemeanor. In the felony charge, Abeytia was charged with showing a nude picture of his common law wife to two 17-year-old daughters. [County records: 20130C06078]
On October 27, 2014, Jaime Abeytia pleaded guilty to “breach of computer security.” This guilty plea stems from the May 13, 2013 case. This is the second guilty plea he makes for two separate computer breaches. He was assessed one-year probation. I have requested a copy of the terms of his probation and his guilty plea and as soon as I receive them, I will post them for you to review.
What is important to know is that Jaime Abeytia is currently on probation, as a result of pleaded guilty to a crime.
I have also received many emails and messages with additional information about various other legal proceedings against Abeytia. As soon as I review the documents for authenticity, I will update you with additional information. I am also waiting on a copy of his probation documentation as well as his guilty plea filing. I will also publish those as they become available.
As to the individual that sent me an email threatening legal action for calling Jaime Abeytia a criminal, I attempted to respond to you with additional information but your email address is invalid.
To those arguing that Abeytia’s criminal past has nothing to with being appointed to a city board, well, all I can write is that nothing I add to the discussion will change your minds.
For those asking me on how to stop this travesty, it comes down to bringing attention to Abeytia’s criminal past. That is completely up to all of you. You should consider sending each city representative a copy of this post.
If, by some reason of insanity, Michiel Noe has not removed his agenda item request by today, it will take one city representative to ask that the item, number 5.6, be voted on separately during the consent agenda reading tomorrow.
By asking for the vote to be voted on separately, all city council representatives must vote “yea” or “nay” specifically on the appointment of Jaime Abeytia to the cultural center subcommittee. If the city representatives allow the item to remain as part of the consent agenda item, all of them can hide their vote under the guise of voting for the whole consent agenda and not for Abeytia’s appointment.