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Z40’s Brother's Trial is Scheduled Tomorrow in Austin Texas

Sunday, March 3, 2013 |

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

 

Tomorrow, barring another postponement,  the Jose Trevino Morales trial will commence in Austin Texas.  Jose, the brother of Zetas leader Miguel Trevino Morales (Z-40) was arrested on June 12, 2012 and charged with money laundering conspiracy.  Trial was set at that time for October 22,  2012 but was postponed when 7 of the defendants filed for and was granted a postponement.
The money laundering operation centered on horse racing.   Jose is charged with using drug trafficking funds, provided by his brother Miguel, to operate a race horse setup of racing, siring and selling race horses. An estimated 400 stallions and mares were housed at a sprawling Oklahoma ranch.
 
It was reported that the Trevino brothers were not only racing enthusiasts  but that Jose was a talented scout of horses that proved not only to be winners

but breaking records in the industry with multi million dollar windfalls and resulted in commanding high stud fees.  One horse, “Corona Cartel”, sired 3 champions in one year.
 
The majority of the horses were kept at Zule Farms, in Lexington Oklahoma.

The chief of the IRS’ criminal investigation unit Richard Weber said, “This case is a prime example of the ability of Mexican drug cartels to establish footholds in legitimate U.S. industries, and highlights the serious threat money laundering causes to our financial system.”
Using drug money, and generally conceal the real names behind the funding. Horses and equipment were bought in cash with fictitious names. In the indictment  the system used is detailed, financed entirely   on drug money. 


Prosecutors report  for at least four years the farm and racing setup accumulated transactions amounting to countless millions of dollars in Texas, California, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Tremor Enterprises LLC fronted the horse operation, starting small and working in plain sight. In time the horses became well known. In particular, Mr. Piloto won a million dollar prize at Ruidoso Downs on Labor Day 2010, going off at odds of 22-1.
 

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Anonymous said...

Para q se hacen pendejos.. U.s gov. Loves drug money.. Its all business to the economy or when have you heard of a big time drugdealer arrested in thw u.s
And there are thousands all over the country

Anonymous said...

Let me cast my vote,: "guilty"

Anonymous said...

American drug dealers are not running around cutting heads off and making videos, ruining their own country. American drug dealers are not the ones killing thousands of people. Not te hagas pendejo, you just don't wanna work for a living so you spend your time hating others and their "corrupt money"

Anonymous said...

A ese puto lo deberian de it a chingar Durante la presentacion.

Anonymous said...

40 is in the old photo with the car which brothers are those with him?

Chivis said...

Miguel, Jose and Rodolfo...left to right....
Rodolfo was born 10 years before Miguel in 1963. Jose 1966
I believe there are 7 brothers and 6 sisters born between 1955 and 1980. Adolfo is the youngest child. I could be a little off but it is pretty accurate.

Paz, Chivis

Anonymous said...

Z40, yellow t-shirt in the old photo

Anonymous said...

You are wrong. If the US loves drug money as you say then why did the government put his fat azz in jail.

Anonymous said...

and highlights the serious threat money laundering causes to our financial system.”

yeah...how dare it save our asses during the banking crisis. And create economies of scale. and take people out of poverty. and employ a billions of dollars a year government bureaucracy. and create jobs for cops. and.....and......and.......

Anonymous said...

Amazing, thanks for the update!! Do you know if there's anywhere to follow the proceedings of the trial? Or where to get the fastest updates?

Anonymous said...

Just like classic mafiosos, expanding into the gambling business. Making money on top of money. They could have used the horses to transport their drugs all the way to big D. Just joking! ha ha ha! The Italian Cosa Nostra created Las Vegas with people like Bugsy Seigal. They made Havana into gambling mecca up until Castro got in power. Once powerful people like Howard Hughes wanted Las Vegas for themselves, the Italias had to go. The FBI made sure of that.

Anonymous said...

March 3, 2013 at 1:38 PM
"you just don't wanna work for a living so you spend your time hating others and their "corrupt money"
Greetings to you brother,i wish there were more like you ?

Anonymous said...

U.S. bankers love drug money and the gov't. watches until they can secure a large penalty against the banks. The banks pay a portion of their drug money profits and avoid jail. The only dealers that are busted are those with desirable and seizable assets. Money, not justice is what the Feds want.

Anonymous said...

That photo looks like his car wash days. Lol

Anonymous said...

bajajajaja 40 parace un paisa no mames jajajajajaja how old was he in that photo?

Anonymous said...

Here's an article about the original postponement
http://www.examiner.com/article/zeta-drug-cartel-defendants-request-trial-postponement

Anonymous said...

2:36 to get all his assets. Like they always do

Anonymous said...

yes they do shy do u think they gave thoisands of guns to the sinaloa cartel

Anonymous said...

This a serious question concerning the US Mainstream Media (MSM):

Do you Borderland Beat (BLB) Forum members think our MSM is somehow "complicit" in NOT covering newsworthy items in the Mexico Wars?

I ask your opinions because there are so many dramatic events that go on in Mexico that seem very newsworthy to me.

These news events sometimes only get "thin" coverage or no coverage at all as I see it.

To my mind, it seems that the MSM purposely works to keep Americans ignorant about what happens in Mexico with respect to violence and the related factors involved in this violence.

I'd appreciate your thoughts on this?

Mexico-Watcher

Anonymous said...

Good idea,should of hidden it bit better is all.. well at least not in the name of Trevino Morales anyway.

Anonymous said...

God I'm so excited one of these gay ass zetas was arrested fucking gay zetas death to all of them every time I hear one of them dies I smile

Anonymous said...

This means more snitching and deal cutting in the coming days. Lot of mofozzz are hiding already.

Anonymous said...

Hold on partner is this a STATE of TEXAS prosecution or a FED,?? If its Texas then count on ass kicking,if its Fed then hold on, the Mexican Mofia has a shot? Same as in Mexico THE MORE WINDOW DRESSING THE LESS SUBSTANCE. Hope these guys get life W/O parole . This crap needs to end it is no longer a game.

Anonymous said...

And u wont see him for a LONG time.hes being tried in texas and they lock u up for charges like that and flush the key.it aint mexico where u get out in a few years

Anonymous said...

Well, those assets were bought with drug money, so they will be confiscated put up for sale at any state or federal auction and will be sold to someone that can pay for them with legal money and that is able to pay taxes on the property every year.

Anonymous said...

That's not money laundering. He was just racing horses its only the fact that his brother is 40 and he had a lot of nice stuff and nice horses that some white folk wanted. they are bein really quite about about HSBC and Wachovia. Now thats money laundering because they were keepin their money with out question to where it was coming from and giving them unmarked bills. 40 gave his relative some money and his brothers legitimate buissnes went by itself, I just dont get why they call this money laundering. oh well they just hate seeing rich Mexicans and Blacks.

Chivis said...

Does anyone have an active Pacer account? can't remember my password and it takes a couple days to reset, I am trying to get additional court info...thanks

Anonymous said...

That is so true.i learned alot from this website which i found by accident but glad i did.then i found other sites too but i go to this one the most.our news in the u.s doesnt cover this stuff very well if at all.i was horrified to learn what was going on in mx.

Anonymous said...

If its texas and i hope it is hes sooo fucked lol. If its feds i dont know.if its texas hell probably go out of prison in a pine box for those kind of charges

Anonymous said...

yeah they are going to make an example, at least at first but they will probably give his ass some lengthy ass time.. they will do it to get back at the z for all the havoc they wreak!!! did you catch the names of the businesses, like they couldnt hold back that they were gangsters

Anonymous said...

the way they fuck around in texas is by being a hard ass on your ass in terms of years, one thing they do though, is play by the book in austin. so if you are rooting for him, hope the jury is easily misled

Anonymous said...

No we just hate drug dealers and the violence they bring.i dont like the white boys and their damn meth any better and youre right some of those bankers that did this ought to be on trial too.if you get honest money and nice things more power to u no matter what color u are.what i hate is all the blood shed behind this money from the bankers on down.if u want to sell dope fine but stop the killing of people who are not involved

Anonymous said...

Everything on tv is crap dont waste your time. Its all regulated by the government so you see what they want you to see. Its controlled freedom. The few times they mention Mexicos drug problems the info is twisted almost on purpose im sure for ratings.

Anonymous said...

Fed case. Federal agents were involved just a fed court in texas. The indictments were filed in texas

Anonymous said...

"Well, those assets were bought with drug money, so they will be confiscated put up for sale at any state or federal auction and will be sold to someone that can pay for them with legal money and that is able to pay taxes on the property every year." You do know that everyone pays taxes one way or the other, just by typing these I'm paying taxes and so you have an idea of what constitutes a tax, besides the obvious any fine, any interest any fees and inflation, are taxes by another name, in short a money you pay while getting any service or good from is a tax for the benefit of the government. Now if you're wondering why mainstream media doesn't cover these simple, the mainstream media has become A-political and continuous coverage of the millions if not billion of forfeiture asset would lend itself to question the corruption of the so called war on drugs and the dependency the enforcement establishment has become, while still maintaining that their budgets are insufficient. Just take a look at you home bills, you'll see a local, state, and federal fees, even before you get on your car and drive, you have already paid them again, the dollar you just got is worth less because of the same reasons, inflation "interest owed on that borrowed money". So next time oh it's dirty money, shit all of it is dirty money, it's made to get some worst lazy ass super super rich and his is not a drug dealer.

Anonymous said...

Chapo is the only 1 who dares to fight zetillas dales duro chapo

Anonymous said...

Best of luck Jose!!

Anonymous said...

Its incredible how the us makes sooooo much money selling guns to mexican cartels n preten that they don know nothin bout it the us is very evil but theyre not stupid they know what theyre sellin they wont sell weapons that may threaten their own security

Anonymous said...

Hey chivis question u happen to post on bb 2 z40 picks never seen before in any of the mexican narcoblogs and I mean all of them how did u come across these picks actually 3 u never pisted the one u said u had in an airport did readers send them anonomously or your own investigating reporting?? Hope u answer really curious saludos de laredo tx

Anonymous said...

huge story admin please review it and give it it's own space.
Documents: Panama Unit answered directly to Sheriff Treviño
themonitor.com

Anonymous said...

@March 3, 7:03pm & 9:31pm, riiiight you idiots....this case is all about hatin on brown people, cuz we know gringos hate brown/black people. How about this case being based on illegal funds being used to operate a business? Also its difficult to claim racial bias when many white people are caught operating businesses illegally. I guess imbeciles like you keep score of cases based on the color of the accused skin? Putos

Anonymous said...

they put him in jail so they could confiscate or steal all his horses.....

Anonymous said...

Heey chivis I do not have one but why don't you post something about what is going on in michoacan thre are autodefensas poping out in different towns and at least two of them are suppose to be back by cjng against cts . The word is that federal government is going to keep implementing this formula to tackle down the caballeros templarios and in apatzingan michoacan homebase of los cts they are trying not to let pop out a autodefensa by oppenning a fake autodefensa against the autodefensas or policias comunitarias in that town. But again it seems like cjng is trying to take on los caballeros templarios.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Jose.

Chivis said...

@6:06AM

Good Morning...
I have been watching the events unfolding and did write a couple of posts on the situation. HOWEVER I stopped at the point it was evident that many of these so called citizens "autodenfense" groups were nothing but a beard for cartels. Especially CJNG.

It sucks because some are genuine and unconnected, but narcos are opportunists and they saw a way they could use the concept against the people and to benefit them. When I saw bodies beginning to pop up without an public citizen trial I knew we had a problem, because true citizen groups conduct themselves with transparency. Some thing was very wrong. So I took a breather to observe, rather than post about it. You are right I need to write about it.

We have only 7 spots on Mainboard for all reporters and few of the readers go to the next page so we have to carefully select are posts meaning often we have to make choices between two great posts.

Please send me any information you may have on this, specifically the CJNG angle, of any group that is doing this, that would be very helpful...Paz, Chivis

Anonymous said...

Oh than he might have a prayer if the feds charge him and not texas

Anonymous said...

Maybe your avg mexican citizen needs to get some of these weapons and defend themselves. Gun control is the problem now down there only narcos have them and they like it that way cause they dont have to worry about anyone shooting back at them

Anonymous said...

10:58 pm, I just wanted to let you know that Jose got your message from your post on BB. and he says thanks, but he's going to be away for a very long time .so if you can send him picture of your sister he would very much appreciate it .

Anonymous said...

Ill bet they will be waiting for him outside the court house in austin

Anonymous said...

Pictures need captions or descriptions.

Anonymous said...

Cjng are acting just like old zetas. Zetas are basically done.

Anonymous said...

Chapo is agreedy bastard that wants it all.. Its hes fault México is at war.. You the Zetas are the only ones that dont suck chapos nuts.. like all the other cartels.. chapo is a slave owner.. when he dont need you anymore he snitches on hes people.. either way fuck zetas,chapo and all the cartels .. México needs to stand up to all this rapist and murders

Anonymous said...

There is not a law or a statute that says we have to pay taxes.
I was threatened by the IRS that i will fo time anf loose all my valuable property since i didnt pay taxes. I told the judge and court to show me a law or a statute that i have to pay taxes out of my income.... They did not have anything... All charges were dropped........
I no longer pay taxes.....

Anonymous said...

There is a video on which narcs who bust this people admit. They allow tgen to operate. To they can later cpm in confiscate all. Money specially. And then use that money to fund their agencys if u look at tge records narc agencys are not registered in federal payroll.

Chivis said...

12:12AM

I have been very fortunate readers have sent me many fotos and a few vids. I have not had one write anything with the fotos when they send them to explain just maybe "FYI". When M1 was killed I rec many from the only person I have ever been able to link with anything and he linked to M1. Other than that I have no clue.

In this case I have had the foto above for apx 18 mos. In the subject said "Z40". I did see the proceso used the foto with a recent post but their copy was either purposely enhanced by artistic effects or bad copy. Dunno. I like the foto a lot, there is an innocence about it...the "before".

Remember the video of the slaughter of 49? That was sent to me directly. as well as 2 execution vids. but mostly still photos is what is sent. I have no clue where the sender has procured them......paz, chivis

Anonymous said...

March 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM
"he had a lot of nice stuff and nice horses that some white folk wanted
oh well they just hate seeing rich Mexicans and Blacks"
You reek of racism motherfucker,im white and i got no problem with anyone who makes money be it a brother,Mexican.It pisses me off they go after the Mexican dudes,while they get away with all kinds of shit.But,when you say white this white that,pricks like you piss me off,always blaming white for your murky ass,so your grimy shit gets negative shit like this,i dont wanna be writing shit like this but i cant help it,i be real all the time,anyway fuck this you aint changing shit you gonna be a lurkin motherfucker hatin any which way,oh well.

Anonymous said...

"Also its difficult to claim racial bias when many white people are caught operating businesses illegally. I guess imbeciles like you keep score of cases based on the color of the accused skin? Putos"
Yep,they turned it racial again,nice one our Mexican bros.
Never say Mexicans aint racist,cause you be lying through your teeth.
By the way there are many many great Mexicans who couldn't care less the color of someones skin,they are the salt of the earth,unlike many here who only want to play the race game,again,again.

Anonymous said...

I did a a bit of bitchin before at some clown about race and shit,but,i do think,why did they target this guy?Is it simply because of who his brother is?The people Trevino Morales dealt with,bought horses from,land,cars,machinery,property,probably were white collar whites like me.They are the people who get away with all kinds of shit for generations of family members,they didn't ask or wonder where Trevino Morales got his money from,they didn't care.Why aren't some of them in court alongside Trevino Morales,he is charged with money laundering,are they complicit in that?Part of me hopes he gets off,because of the hypocrisy in all of this.

Anonymous said...

Toyou morons that say a he's an honest businessman, do you have some information that the feds don't ? if that's the case I'm sure Jose's legal team would be happy to hear from you ...but in all actuality you're only credibility is being a cartel cheerleader on a blog site .FYI when the feds pick you up they got you 6 ways to Sunday ...so sit back and watch your hero is going to go to jail ,and then he's gonna go to hell !

Anonymous said...

Do you think he told them that he was buying everything he had with dirty money related to drug trafficking and the murdering of thousands of people? They are not been charged just because they didn't know.

Anonymous said...

He was a mason, un albañil, him and his wife had a combined yearly salary of 58, 000 dlls, there is no way for them to own more than 400, 000, 000 dlls in property, he knew what he was doing, just lets wait for what he has to say when he takes the stand and pleads guilty. He is been snitching on some people for the last two months.

Anonymous said...

12:05 pm wearing a "wife beater " everyday ,does not mean that you are white collar ...okay

Anonymous said...

Heyy chivis the two towns in michoacan that raised against cts and are according to cts back by cjng are felipe carrillo puerto ( la ruana ) and tepalcatepec ( tepeque ) , in apatzingan cts are also forming one fake autodefensa group to according to them " defend" apatzingan from the policias comunitarias that form in tepeque and la ruana who they accuse them of being back by cjng. I also heard from a friend of mine who's relatives in mexico are suppose to be cts that they say that this time the federal government are determent to fight and exterminate them and to do so they are working with cjng. And arming normal citizens in communities to help them fight cts. Also. Vallejo michoacans new governnor is looking to legallize and train policias comunitarias in michoacan if this is true there will be a new extrategy to fight drug cartel that will be involving normal citizens in it

Anonymous said...

He is going to snitch because he doesn't want to leave his woman alone, so that someone else can have her.

Anonymous said...

Oh theyre not? What about all the overdoses the driveby shootings and murders over bad drug debts and deals.they just dont video it is all

Anonymous said...

12:05 pm wearing a "wife beater " everyday ,does not mean that you are white collar ...okay
Fuck woke you up humpty back?

Anonymous said...

Zetas aint goin knowhere...there here for the long run.

Anonymous said...

The msm is owned and or controlled by the upper echelon power brokers who profit from the drug trade. Simple

Chivis said...

To the reader sending me info about the auto defense groups and CJNG etc (felipe carrillo puerto ( la ruana ) and tepalcatepec ( tepeque )

Thank you very much..your comment to me was very timely coming a few days before the arrests of autodefensa. I am working on a post. Paz, Chivis

Fighting With A Lion said...

Any updates on this trial? It should be almost done now, right?

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