Foreigner Charged with Killing Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto Adviser

 April 18, 2024

A top assistant to Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) was killed in a hit-and-run car accident in Washoe County, Nevada, and an illegal alien is now suspected of being responsible for the death.

An illegal alien named Elmer Rueda-Linares, who is 18 years old, has been taken into custody by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and faced charges in connection with the death of Kurt Englehart, who was 38, as Breitbart News reported.

Englehart was a father and a state senior assistant to Cortez Masto.

Charges Against the Driver

According to the allegations made by the police, Rueda-Linares was behind the wheel when he collided with Englehart on April 6 and then fled the scene.

Rueda-Linares was nowhere to be found when the police arrived, but Englehart was discovered dead inside his vehicle after the investigation.

Rueda-Linares was first charged with hit-and-run, which is a felony offense; however, the charges have been reduced to a single charge of failing to stop at the site of an accident.

Questions have arisen about why an offense as egregious as hit-and-run, resulting in the death of an American citizen, would be downgraded, particularly in the case of a person who entered the country illegally.

In a report that was published on Wednesday, the Reno Gazette-Journal said that Reuda-Linares is an illegal alien who had recently arrived at the southern border of the United States and was then released into the interior of the country.

From the Report

On April 8, federal officers placed an immigration detainer — or “ICE hold”— on Rueda-Linares, who is being held at Washoe County Jail, the Department of Homeland Security told the RGJ in a statement Tuesday.
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“Rueda entered the United States March 12, 2021, at or near the Rio Grande City, Texas, Port of Entry without inspection by an immigration official,” DHS said. “United States Customs and Border Protection arrested him, and he was later released on his own recognizance June 22, 2021.”

Additionally, during the same month that Rueda-Linares crossed the southern border, Cortez Masto stated to MSNBC that "There are no open borders" and that any suggestion to the contrary is "misinformation."

An obituary for Englehart describes him as a "skilled political strategist" who not only worked for Cortez Masto but also for the presidential campaign of former President Barack Obama to win the election in 2012.

“Kurt loved reading, history, philosophy, dystopian worlds, rural America, and playing League of Legends and World of Warcraft, where he forged many important friendships,” Englehart’s obituary stated.

Rueda-Linares is still being held in the Washoe County Jail on a bail of one hundred thousand dollars, and he is scheduled to appear in court this week.

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