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Secret Service Agent Gets Time Served for Drunken Driving in Iowa

By Allan Lengel

Secret Service agent Daniel Valencia’s drunken driving ordeal in Iowa has come to an end.

The WCF Courier reports that Vaencia, who had gone to Decorah, Iowa ahead of President Obama’s visit last year, was sentenced Friday to two days in jail, but credited with time served. He was off-duty when arrested.

Valencia, 40, of D.C., was sentenced Friday in Winneshiek County District Court  in Iowa.

The paper reported that he had entered an Alford plea, which means he did not admit guilt but admitted there was sufficient evidence for a conviction.

He was arrested Aug. 13 at about 1:30 a.m. after he ran a red light.

He must also pay a $1,250 fine and surcharge of $437, the paper reported. But the court will waive those costs if he produces a temporary restricted driver’s license to the court within 30 days, the paper reported.


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Comment from msfreeh
Time February 9, 2012 at 7:56 am

Yea I can see why these Alfond pleas are popular with law enforcement

February 22, 2007
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. A F.B.I. analyst has been sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with a young girl in Spotsylvania County.
Forty-four-year-old Anthony John Lesko entered an Alford plea yesterday in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to nine counts of felony indecent liberties upon a child. An Alford plea means Lesko doesn’t admit guilt but believes there is enough evidence for a conviction.
Authorities say Lesko engaged in a sex act with her nine times, beginning when she was nine years old.
According to the plea, Lesko said he was a victim in the case. He said the girl initiated the contact.

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