Friday, April 8, 2011

Sinaloa Cartel's "El Vicentillo" Zambada Niebla Offers Legal Challenge to U.S.

Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla "El Vicentillo" Photo courtesy: Mexican Ministry of Defense

By Michel Marizco
Fronteras

An accused Mexican drug lord being held on charges in the United States has filed an unusual motion in federal court: He’s challenging the U.S. government, saying he had been working with its own federal agents in Mexico.

Ismael “El Vicentillo” Zambada is one of the most senior drug trafficking figures in U.S. custody. He’s accused of working for the Sinaloa Cartel, a powerful drug trafficking organization in Mexico. In fact, he’s the eldest son of one of its leaders. Zambada was arrested in Mexico City in 2009, extradited to Illinois and is accused of trafficking nearly $6 billion in cocaine. He’s contracted some of the highest profile criminal defense lawyers in the country, including George Santangelo, a mob lawyer for John Gotti’s Gambino Crime Family.

In 2003, the United States indicted Zambada in a massive anti-drug operation that stretched from Colombia to Mexico and into several U.S. cities: Tucson, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York, Virginia and Rhode Island. Nearly 250 people were arrested in “Operation Trifecta” and it was among the first indictments filed against Zambada’s father, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, now one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Last month, his attorneys filed a simple but explosive one page motion in federal court. They say the FBI, the DEA and various Dept. of Homeland Security agents in Mexico were actually working with Zambada for more than five years.

Peter Henning is a law professor at Wayne State University Law School. He said the public authority assertion made by Zambada’s legal team is nearly unheard of in organized crime cases.

“Essentially, this is the type of claim by a defendant that puts the government on trial; saying that the government sponsored illegal activity,” Henning said.

Neither the Justice Department nor Zambada’s lawyers would comment for this story because of the sensitivity of the case.

But the motion names several DEA and FBI agents who have actively worked in Mexico, claiming they authorized Zambada’s activities. One that was named, Eduardo Martinez, was the DEA’s attaché in the city of Hermosillo, in Sonora, Mexico until 2008. His name frequently surfaced in federal court warrants as the investigating agent in cross-border drug trafficking cases.

“Given what’s going on with the Mexican drug cartels, the last thing the United States can handle is any kind of finding that it in fact sponsored one of the drug cartels,” Henning said.

A date has not been set for the trial in Chicago. When that trial concludes, Zambada faces another trial in Washington D.C. for the Operation Trifecta case.


Zambada Niebla Court Document



El Vicentillo during extradition to the United States



33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Now I will go back and read the post.

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  2. Stories like this make my claims of US involvement and manipulation on the Cartel wars seem not so far fetched..

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  3. How true can this be? Do they actually believe the U.S is going to admit to any of this? Wouldn't the majority of the blood shed in Juarez be the U.S's fault then? After all it is where the "KINGPIG" Chapo has done the most damage...Anyhow this is something to keep an eye on. Another good "novela" to enjoy!

    777

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  4. FUCK THIS PIECE OF DOG SHIT.
    Its time to pay the piper for this worthless asshole.
    Theres no hope now for this filty common criminal. Its all over for ever. Caged like the dirty aniaml that hes is. He spread death and misery to countless victims and helped ruin Mexico. He was part of the destruction of commerce all along the border with America and he participated directly in terror against Mexico , his birth country. HES A TRAITOR, A FILTY COWARD, A CHILD MOLESTER AND A TERRORIST.
    Fuck this pig shit eater . I hope that hes convicted with the Kingpin laws and that one day he will get a cold thick long needle shooved into his arms and poison shot into his worthless heart.

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  5. Hahaha this fucker DFL always makes me laugh with his comments. Keyboard warrior this guy if you so bad do something about anything you rant about.

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  6. I'm with you 11:47

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  7. This is nothing new - it's a common tactic to try to put the prosecutor on the defensive. Very dramatic. They will try anything when they've got their gonads in the squisher. "I was working undercover for the DEA/CIA/etc. and now they are trying to frame me." Fine, we'll put them in jail too.

    He has to come up with something - otherwise he's going down hard.

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  8. Insider intelligence has been with us since since war began..ditto to criminal intelligence and was the downfall of many of mafiosos. Of course the rat had to get out of town so fast there was no time for packing...ENTER witness protection program.

    The big shocker is he is putting it out there.!!
    I am not getting that one. I thought Barbie was possibly doing what this guy says he did.

    as for santangelo...he wasn't the best of the mob team, which was massive by the way, this atty is always in a bit of trouble and a slimey one. BRUCE CUTLER is hands down the best of the mob attys. He is the one who won aquittals for John Gotti...three times! He also represented Phil SPector and quit because the mental case was not cooperating.
    a very smart man indeed

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  9. I believe it is a little more than a simple accusation. I think the Feds are a little worried about this one because it could clear anyone trafficking drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel from 2004 through 2008. We pretty much know the Mexican Government has supported and assisted the Sinaloans. What makes you think the US hasn't too as they are Mexico's partner. What if there are photograph, taped meetings, whatever. Search the DEA and accusations made in other countries about their involvement with trafficking. Remember Oliver North, remember more recently the DEA assisting specific Columbians with cocaine deals to the US for kickbacks. Those are the tip of the iceberg. The US is dirty as hell.

    Yes Vicente is dirty as hell. He probably deserves a 30 year sentence. But I think the US prosecutors are not liking this motion because lots of names with several agencies will come out and if it stands, it could overturn any and maybe all of the several nation wide drug busts directed at the Sinaloeans. They may be thinking it is better to let one big fish get away rather than have it overturn 1,000 other arrest.

    I'm not saying it is going to happen but it is most certainly what is going through the minds of the US Federal Prosecutors. They rarely ever back off a case though and they certainly have the resource to stand firm on cases they want convictions on. Which is about any case they have. I could also initiate a plea bargain.

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  10. I will gladly go down to where i am from and protect Falcon and Roma Texas from those worthless Zeta gang bangers. I know thoses woods like the back of my hand and i also belive a good Zeta is a fucked up dead Zeta!!!
    Thats what DFL says- boys!!!

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  11. Kiki Camarena was just as crooked

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  12. Senor del ArranqueApril 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    I agree with 1:44. It is in their best interest to keep Vicente silent. Many names will surface for being corrupt. And then people will c how much both govs r really involved in this. Money can move mountains.

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  13. @9:34
    FUCK YOU PUNK.
    KIKI CAMARENA IS AN AMERICAN HERO WHO DESTROYED RAFAEL CARO QUINTEROS TERROR GROUP ALONG WITH THE ASSHOLE MIGUEL ANGEL FELEX, 2 WORTHLESS NOBODYS LIVING THIER LIFES IN MESERY IN SOME FUCKED UP MEXICAN PRISON.
    KIKI WAS AS GOOD AS THEY GET. LOYAL TO HIS COUNTRY AS A FORMER MARINE AND D.E.A. AGENT AND A FAMILY MAN WHOS KIDS TODAY ARE SUCESSFUL AMERICANS.
    ENRIQUE CAMARENA IS PUT DOWN ONLY BY THE ONES THAT HE DEFEATED AND THOSE WHO BELIVE THIER WORDS ARE JUST AS STUPID AND FUCKED UP AS THEY ARE. SO I SAY TO YOU, ASSHOLE- FUCK YOU AND IF I WERE IN FRONT OF YOUR STUPID ASS I WOULD SPIT ON YOUR UGLY FACE- PUTO

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  14. 10:51 you need to back that statement up with some facts or shut your fucking mouth.

    11:35 they have no need to keep that asshole quiet. They have him where they want him. He is just trying as hard as he can to wriggle off the hook.

    He got extradited - exactly what he did not want to happen. In the US he has no influence or he would be using it. His money won't buy anybody except defense lawyers. So this is his last gasp. He is fucked and he knows it so he is throwing every name and every bullshit excuse he can dream up to divert the spotlight away from him and onto anyone else.

    He's a cornered rat. If any of his assertions are true then somebody will go to jail. But this punk is for sure going away. Look at Osiel. You know he spilled his guts but he's the one doing 30 years in a prison where who you are don't make shit.

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  15. Who the fuck is Henning and why do we think he knows anything? Another piece of shit defense lawyer more than happy to get his name in the paper.

    "Oh the US will want keep this quiet..." Why? If any of it is true they will make points for prosecuting corruption and Vicente is still going to jail IN THE USA.

    Lots of BB posters anxious to believe some shit on the US and I bet most of them live in the US. I can almost hear them drooling.

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  16. Lol.Internet thugss. Sooooo scary. DFL and anon 1;05 are probably the same people. but whatever.... This will probably get him a reduced sentence or released. Highly unlikely he gets released though. I see anywhere from 2-7 years maybe. JT come out in 2 years also.

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  17. @DFL,
    Wow, it must be cool being the toughest man in history.

    You are such a massive warrior.
    Do you realise the whole world shakes with fear when you let rip with your mighty tirades.

    scary!!!!!

    As for the story....corrupt policemen?...never, not possible, even that kiki, its just not possible for the police to be corrupt.

    Just ask DFL.

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  18. @4:27
    YOUR AN ASS WIPE WITH SHIT ON IT- SO SHUT THE FUCK UP. YOU HAVE NO REAL CLUE WHAT THIS DRUG WAR INVOLVES AND WHOS INVOLVED. YOUR JUST A BLOW HARD WHO PROBABLY DOES NOT WORK BECAUSE YOUR LAZY AND SURFS THE E=INTERNET FOR PORNO AND DATING SITES. YOU SOUND LIKE A FUCKING LOSER!! SO SAYS DFL!!!
    FRIENDS OF KIKI AND THE D.E.A.

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  19. Kiki was crooked to the core, so is the DEA
    Gunsmugglers, ill bet youre one of the Ollie North drug for gun pushers, Doughnut gut!

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  20. Happy birthday to Vicente Zambada Niebla (Marzo) and El Chapo (Abril)... Babies being born are always innocent until they observe and feel when growing up, turn to a good or a bad person, but it would be nice wishing everyone a birthday...

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  21. wouldnt doubt the US is involved

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    1. Fierro el nino. Estamos contigo hasta cien. Aguanta compa. Lo Que NEC diga.

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  22. ofcourse the goverment is involved! entas llenos de angentes fronterizos k violan y roban y matan, policias y agentes aduanales k c venden claro k no c venden por tan poko como en mexico pero igual c venden! el govierno estado unidense no es en lo mas minimo diferente k en mexico! son igual de corruptos y ratas! muchas d las veces catean casas y no reportan el dinero o la droga k quitan por k? por k c la reparten entre ellos! jajaja! separan familias con sus estupidas leyes y c aprovecha de los recursos naturales de otros paises!

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  23. everybody knows that CIA, DEA and other police org. are partners in the business trade so what the fack. Vicente was extradited to usa to valanced power in culiacan, for mayo and chapo not killed each other. Ivan and Serafin can get along but not with el nino there. I think that vicente will spend a lot of time in jail to pay for the death of Moreno thats the agreement.

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  24. you could talk all that shit you want in the united states about drug lords and all that but go talk all your shit in mexico see wath happens... poor guy its going to spend hid rest of his life in jail hes not even going to see his family again just give him his space alread

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  25. how can people talk if they are not in it

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  26. I'm thinking; if our fathers Pancho villa and Emiliano Zapata were to rise from the dead..they would be humiliated by seeing what are beautiful country has turn into .they fought do our freedom. But ehh..this people don't even enjoy the money;everything is possible except escaping death!

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  27. Fuck enrique camarena

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  28. To: Anonymous. You say that DEA agent Enrique Camarena was crooked. Do you have any evidence, even believable hearsay (if there is such a thing)? I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I've heard the same thing from people who sorta-maybe-coulda been close to the thing and I'd like to know the truth.

    Richard Vidaurri
    Guadalajara, Mexico

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  29. ITS ALWAYAYS THE SAME THE GOVERNEMENT GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK, TO TRAFFIC DRUGS AND THEY TAKE CARE OF YOU, THEY HELP YOU TRAFFIC DRUGS THEY GIVE YOU PROTECTION. IM SORRY TO SAY THAT THE GOVERNEMENT WE BELIEVE AS OUR HERO IS THE SAME THAT MAKES DEALS WITH CRIMINALS ITS NOT A LIE NOW THAT THEY ARE THE ONES BEING PUT ON THE SURFACE THEY DENY IT WHY THEY SHOULD STAND UP TO THEIR ACTIONS IM WITH YOU VICENTE...

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  30. That snitch is dead if he walks
    Attn: cartel de Sinaloa

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  31. well here for u DFL u talk shit that u can spell D.E.A are crooked and C.I.A is same with police . but this drugs that cross the border are for u guys U.S.A .

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  32. KIKI WAS JUST ONE MORE.....LIKE THEM WAY U TINK THE KILL HIM BECAUSE HE NEW TO MUCH BY THE CARTEL....AND FOR U INFORMATION.HE DONT DESTRUY DE QUINTEROS CARTEL AND ARELLANO FELIX...THE STILL WORKING.THE NEW NAMES ARE.....SINALOA CART AND TIJUANA CARTE.ORARELLANOS FELIX ORGANITATION.

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