Tika Lanay Cortez was an illegal alien drug dealer from Columbia. However Jakadrien Turner lied, claiming she was Cortez. And she is now lying about claiming she was an American citizen to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Houston Police Department, and her own defense attorney. (h/t Stein Report)
AP February 3, 2012 by Alicia A. Caldwell And Linda Stewart Ball
A Dallas teenager who was deported to South America under a false name never expressed concern during jailhouse phone calls that she was being misidentified as an illegal immigrant from Colombia.
The more than two dozen recorded telephone calls reviewed by The Associated Press show 15-year-old Jakadrien Turner expected to be deported to Colombia yet did not complain of having no ties to the country.
Instead, during several conversations she had with two men she identified herself as Tika Lanay Cortez and discussed renewing her green card and having her passport and Colombian identification card sent to authorities.
Despite the facts, Turner continues to lie, obviously it is all about the Benjamins. She and a shyster are undoubtedly planning a lawsuit and she is preparing the ground.
Yet, Turner claimed in a recent TV interview that she repeatedly tried to convince authorities she had lied when she initially identified herself to Houston police as Cortez, a 21-year-old Colombian national, after being arrested for shoplifting.
"At a certain point, I just gave up because I said it multiple times: 'I'm Jakadrien Turner, I'm 15 years old, and why am I here?'" Turner, who was returned to Texas last month, told Dallas television station WFAA, in an interview that aired Wednesday night.
The real question is why hasn't she been charged with making false statements on the immigration forms she signed?
Also of interest is that she claims her "parents" were too strict, but no father is mentioned in any story. Just an overweight mother and grandmother.
Turner was sent to South America, where she remained until Jan. 6, after Dallas police, working with her grandmother, tracked her down.
Turner's mother has declined repeated interview requests by The Associated Press and messages left with her Dallas attorney were not returned.