Sen. Cassidy, Rep. Johnson meet with ambassador over case of Shreveport man detained in Guatemala

Sen. Cassidy, Rep. Johnson meet with ambassador over case of Shreveport man detained in Guatemala

Cassidy, Johnson meet with Guatemalan Ambassador on detained La. resident

Johnson’s office says Wilson previously petitioned the Guatemalan government to allow his return to the U.S. to receive treatment while he awaits his trial, but the motion was denied.

The letter was signed by Reps. Ralph Abraham (LA-05), Brett Guthrie (KY-02) and Jason Smith (MO-08) who represent members of Wilson’s family in Congress.

Questions raise about a woman accused of a landlord accused of macing…”Since Zack Wilson was first detained this spring, I have been working on his behalf to secure swift and appropriate action by the Guatemalan government so he can return home to his family,” Johnson, R-Bossier City, said in a statement Tuesday morning.Wilson suffers from a medical condition, ulcerative colitis, that affects the intestines and requires medication. Wilson’s family told Cassidy and Johnson that those drugs aren’t available in Guatemala and shipping the drugs to Guatemala, where Wilson remains in custody, is expensive.

Wilson’s family says the ability to ship his medication is becoming increasingly difficult.

“As a doctor, I went over his medical condition with the ambassador and explained his urgent medical needs,” said Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, who’s also a trained gastroenterologist.

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG — U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson


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