Monday, April 15, 2013

Jose Trevino: Trial Begins U.S. Asking for 60M in Assets from Z40, Z42 and Jose

Borderland Beat

By Jim Forsyth Reuters
The jury trial of a Mexican drug cartel leader that began on Monday in Austin, Texas, will provide a look at how the vicious gangs that make huge profits in drug and human smuggling go about laundering their illegal profits in the United States.
Jose Trevino Morales is charged with multiple counts of money laundering for his role in Los Zetas, a ruthless gang blamed for much of the brutal violence which has marred Mexico over the past several years.
According to documents in the case in District Court for the Western District of Texas, Attorney Robert Pitman seeks forfeiture of $60 million in assets from Trevino Morales and his two brothers, who allegedly ran a money laundering operation that stretched from Chicago to Venezuela.
"The testimony might lead us to an understanding of an organization that has been very successful at managing its operations," said Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, an expert on Mexican criminal gangs at the University of Texas at Brownsville.
"We don't know anything about the Zetas' operations, and this will allow us to learn more about their operations," she added.
Miguel and Omar Trevino Morales, alleged gang leaders and the brothers of Trevino Morales, are also named as defendants in the case.
The pair are believed to be leaders of Los Zetas, a Nuevo Laredo-based cartel that was formed by a group of Mexican Army deserters and is named for the Spanish word for the letter "Z."
The two brothers remain among Mexico's most wanted fugitives. The arrest of Jose Trevino Morales in July 2012 prompted the U.S. embassy in Mexico City to issue a statement warning of potential retaliation and anti-American violence.'
Trevino Morales' lawyer was not available to comment about the case.
Trevino Morales, his brothers and 12 other defendants are accused of using "front" businesses in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and elsewhere to launder the drug gang's immense profits.
Trevino Morales and the other defendants are accused of setting up "Tremor," a horse breeding operation. Prosecutors claim the defendants purchased a horse ranch in Oklahoma, bought several hundred horses, and managed to win several substantial races, including the All American Futurity, the major competition on the quarter horse circuit.
The Zetas' money was stashed in race horses, some of which were given not so subtle names like "Big Daddy Cartel" and "Morning Cartel," according to court documents.
An FBI affidavit claims that at one point, Los Zetas was funneling $1 million a month into the horse operation.
Correa-Cabrera said the case will not provide much insight into the actual operations of the cartel in Mexico, because Trevino Morales and the co-defendants had a "limited" role in that part of the business.
She does believe, however, information learned during the case will be invaluable to prosecutors in both the United States and Mexico who are trying to dismantle the Zetas empire.
"We will know more about how they launder the money in the United States, we are going to know about the connection with some politicians maybe as well," Correa-Cabrera said.
Statements from several major American financial institutions, including Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo, are listed on court documents as potential evidence in the case, but prosecutors stress that the banks are cooperating and are not suspected of any wrongdoing.
Trevino-Morales' wife and daughter have pleaded guilty in the scheme. The race horses purchases by Tremor were seized by the government and many of them have been sold.

43 comments:

  1. boston = zetas?

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  2. When they say "seeks forfeiture of $60", does that mean if he's found guilty he'll have to pay that and go to jail? How would they get that money from him if it's now with the zetas in Mex?

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    1. They are talking about the value of the property owned by Z's in the continental US only, and the US Government WILL confiscate all of it.

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  3. No, Boston does not = zetas. They don't want to draw attention to themselves, and they limit their violence to what will benefit them in the drug trade. Any frivolous violence beyond that is just the stuff that they know will fly under the radar. They would never do anything like this in the states.

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  4. na.more like north korea!!!!!!

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  5. @7:13 nah, nothing to do with Mexico or narcos or any of that

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  6. Hahahaha,you can tell who the psycho is in top pic.
    "big Daddy cartel" "morning Cartel" "pinche Mugroz Cartel" "stupid boss run zetas cartel" talk about keeping on the down low...showoffs!!!

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  7. It was jealous cowboys who snitched these guys out, and not diligent police work.... They are also the ones who bought the auctioned horses.

    For me this makes this "bust" bootz.

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  8. Puro Ms 13 and zetas together 4 ever Houston TX San Antonio TX and Austin tx

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    1. @9:14 ^idiot^
      Wow you sound so tuff right now! Claming MS13 and Zetas. Please enlighten us more with your wise words....You're an idiot.

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    2. Has de ser hijo del Cara de Turkey. Houston, TX puro salvatrucha MS-41and MS-69 muerto de hambre.

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    3. tango blast houstone .
      a la verga con zetas y los mara! no controlan nada en tx

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    4. Tango blast le maman la verga a las golfas y las golfss al Chapo..puros puñetas en Houstone

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    5. Ms 13 and zetas sitting in a tree k-I-s-s-I-n-g. first comes love then comes marriage...haha 9:14 bro you sound as tough as the easter bunny...

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  9. The Boston was probobly a wack white Foo or a bullied red neck ha ha

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  10. TEXAS MONEY SPEAKS

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    1. Yeah! and Texas has more money than the Zetas, so they're going to get at least 50 years, and who's going to get Zule? Shorty Guzmán aka Chaputo.

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    2. Esa rolla le pertence al soplon del Osiel. Que horita le estan moliendo los frijoles su pinche MOYO.

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  11. "Cartel" names are because they are of the Corona Cartel bloodline of horses has nothing to do with the indicted being members of a real cartel.

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  12. aqui mandamos nosotros dicen los jefes de honor eso ke les kede claro son ordenes del señor somos de la ultima letra ya saben nuestra mision arriba mi tamaulipas dice el señor de la o.

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    1. Aqui manda el senor cagado nada mas nada menos .. arriba tamaulipas hijos de la tostada

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    2. Dile a tu amo y señor de la última letra cagada que necesito que venga inmediatamente a lavar mi trocar y que la deje limpieza y le limpie los rines con la lengua.

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    3. Jaja hombrecito..es letra de los tucanes weeeyyy..pende¿o

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  13. aqui mandamos nosotros dicen los jefes de honor eso ke les kede claro son ordenes del señor somos de la ultima letra ya saben nuestra mision arriba mi tamaulipas dice el señor de la o

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  14. Puro pedo no valen cabeza De burra Los z

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  15. the three amigos

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  16. Im not on the zetas band wagon at all and i think they scum like the rest of the cartels but most of these narcos race horses , specially quarter horses for fun , its always been known that the best horses are owned by narcos , just like the gallos in palenques , ect ect ....
    They just got too blunt and did it out in the open

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  17. Soo true.. These cockaroaches had a great set up to make money and freely. No matter how much money they have stupidity always beats them. They accomplished more than any white horse trainer whih always dominated quarter horse racing winning the biggest 3 events inless than 6 years. But like i said stupidity laundering dirty money in something that was clean. The white people found thier chance and it wasnt the irs dea the smart ones it was new york times mag. Now guess who bought the prized horses the same whites that couldnt beat them they are smart took them out the game and kept their brood stock.

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  18. Excellent story. With the huge lose of product that the Z's have gotten confiscated im Columbia and Bolivia lately,this 60 mill.is chump change. But,get them where it hurts the greedy scum, money,assets and product. Als, take your love of horse racing elsewhere,dumb asses. Keep us informedd. Thanks and peace to all innocents. Texas Grandma.

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  19. The U.S.A. plaza has owners: The Federal Reserve and its enforcement wing the Internal Revenue Service The banking family elites who control this country and the Fed want their cut from the Zetas for doing business in the U.S. Families like the Harrimans, Goldman-Sachs, Rockefellers, J.P. Morgans, and Rothschilds want their quota from the Trevinos. They 'll will see to it that Zetas ante up because if they don't, these guys will see to it their cartel is wiped out of the face of the Earth.

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    1. Thats probably true.they cant operate without these guys and they know it.anyone else try and take 60 million from them would be killed but when the feds and banks come calling they will just pay up go on their way and take it as a loss

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  20. April 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM
    "The Boston was probobly a wack white Foo or a bullied red neck ha ha" Yeah man,or some midget doja like your pretending ratchet ass ha ha.

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  21. El Senor Chapo Ya dio la orden .eliminar zetas en USA en Mexico no mas lava carros.Los Antrax y Gente Nueva y Los 300 Talibanes limpiando los terrenos .Hasta los caballitos vamos a eliminar .

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  22. Y dicen que la Letrona no es Cartel jajajaja se nota que no saben nada no por nada les dicen "La Company" a los Zetones.El Cartel del Golfo ya paso a la muerte ya no son ese cartel de los 80's-90's 60 millones si es $$$ pero pues Trevino sabe como mover el $$$ del Cartel.

    Doz Fronteras!

    And some people say that the last letter (Z) it's not a cartel lol some people don't know shit! There is a reason why they the Zetas are also known as "The Company".CDG is already dead they are not that cartel like they used to be in the 80's-90's.60 million dollars is a lot of money but Trevino(Z40 and Z42) they know how tho move the $$$ for the Cartel...

    Two Borders!

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    1. u r right he really is smart, thats why his bro will spend the rest of his life locked up. cant get any smarter than that. todo México sabe me la mayoría de estos gueyes son culitos TODOS sin arma dan las nalguitas cómo quinceañera borracha. dos puntazos en el hocico y una patada en la cola y ya. Carteles que extorsionan paleteros,limpiavidrios, lavacarros y hasta señoras que venden ropa usada. y los pendejos se sienten realizados con eso. si los jefes fueran tan listos como dicen movieran solamente su jale. pero la mayoría de ellos fueron raterillos de barrio y hacen lo que les viene por instinto ROBAR ,así me no me vengas con la mamada que son narcos. nunca van a ser eso. son raterillos comunes,carne de canon. les faltan huevos para agarrar terreno y reventarse la madre como Dios manda. mejor c esconden entre la gente innocente con el culo en la mano.y cuando llega la marina los tumba como patitos en la feria.

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  23. I want all of them got too but you dont see chapo pulling shit like this out in the open guess thats why they cant catch him or hes in the u.s govt back pocket just sayin

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  24. @April 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM
    Yeah dude,you got a most definite point.We all know rats,they were rats before they got up to no good,and they were worse rats afterwards.Basically what you say is true.We all know what we can and cannot do,except rats choose to do these things.Would a real man hurt a women or child or do some of the shit they get up to?Never ever.So as you say they cause shit,and then hide amongst decent people,not just Mexico,these rats are everywhere.

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  25. Lol they were proly smarter then any of you talking bad im sure they saw more money than any of you ever will. And will still see another day on the streets. I would love to meet one of these head guys. Sarasota,fl

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  26. Lol they are probaly smarter then any of you talking bad about them. They have seen more money then any of you probally will ever see. And will still probally see another day on the streets. I would love to meet one of these head guys. They made history nation wide somethimg most people will never get a chance to do. Sarasota,fl

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  27. get that 60 millions and let them the door cells will always open by their self with some millions and where all that money go for charity i don;t think so fucking assholes

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