Andrew Tahmooressi Released? Source Says Marine Will be Out of Jail Sometime This Week

October 6, 2014 Updated: October 6, 2014

Andrew Tahmooressi is going to be released this week, according to one of the latest reports on his situation.

The Marine Sgt. has been imprisoned for months in Mexico for a firearms violation.

A source Andrew Tahmooressi within the House Foreign Affairs Committee staff told the TPNN blog that Tahmooressi is slated to be released sometime this week.

The information comes from the office of Mexico’s Attorney General.

A growing movement to get Tahmooressi out of jail has been working on the case, appealing to U.S. officials to apply pressure to the Mexican government.

The case began receiving more attention when U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, an alleged deserter, was obtained from the Taliban through a prisoner exchange.

From left, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Jill Tahmooressi of Weston, Fla., mother of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and  Montel B. Williams, TV personality and veterans advocate, gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, before the committee's hearing. The panel is hearing from Jill Tahmooressi about her son, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, who has been held since March 31 in a Mexican jail after he made an accidental turn into a border-crossing point at Tijuana where he was arrested because he had guns in his vehicle.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
From left, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Jill Tahmooressi of Weston, Fla., mother of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Montel B. Williams, TV personality and veterans advocate, gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, before the committee’s hearing. The panel is hearing from Jill Tahmooressi about her son, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD, who has been held since March 31 in a Mexican jail after he made an accidental turn into a border-crossing point at Tijuana where he was arrested because he had guns in his vehicle. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

“This Administration went to unprecedented lengths for Bowe Bergdhal by making a lopsided deal with an untrustworthy partner, even when there other options still on the table that neither involved the Taliban nor prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif, told Fox News.

“Meanwhile, as far the Administration went for Bergdahl, Andrew Tahmooressi is still stuck in a Mexican jail for making a wrong turn and the only thing grabbing the president’s attention so far is an online petition that forces him to respond.”

Mark Podlaski, who served with Tahmooressi in Afghanistan, wondered why Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t make a few phone calls to free Tahmooressi. 

“I’ve never been this upset with my government,” he said. “Tahmooressi gave his mind and body two times — referring to his two tours of duty in Afghanistan — for this country.”

Tahmooressi himself called The Blaze and said that he’s been severely mistreated in prison in Mexico.

He said other inmates have been threatening to rape and kill him, terrorizing him until he was “fearful to the point where my heart was pounding and I couldn’t have gotten a single word out if I had to yell for help.”