Thursday, September 11, 2014

U.S. adds Sinaloa Narco Attorneys to Kingpin Sanctions

U.S.  Sanctions Mexican Attorneys and a Company Tied to 

the Illicit Activities of the Sinaloa Cartel-click to enlarge chart-

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three Mexican attorneys and one company as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) because of their links to major drug traffickers Rafael Caro Quintero and Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno (a.k.a. “El Azul”).  As a result of today’s action, all assets of those designated today that are based in the United States or are in control of U.S. persons are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. 
“Narcotics traffickers often employ corrupt attorneys to disguise and advance their illicit activities,” said Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control.  “We will continue to cut off the funding of any actors who enable the illegal dealings of drug trafficking organizations.”

Today’s action targets Jose Avina Bribiesca, Ignacio Gonzalez Hernandez, and Janette Iliana Gonzalez Linares, all of whom are attorneys based in Guadalajara, Mexico.  They act on behalf of the previously designated Mexican attorney Juvencio Igancio Gonzalez Parada, a longtime advisor to drug lords Rafael Caro Quintero and Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno.  Gonzalez Parada has engaged in bribery and helps manage these drug traffickers’ illicitly obtained assets and properties.

Avina Bribiesca and Gonzalez Hernandez, the son-in-law and son of Gonzalez Parada respectively, along with Gonzalez Linares are involved in a range of activities, on behalf of the Caro Quintero and Esparragoza Moreno networks, including the management of real estate.  Additionally, Avina Bribiesca, Gonzalez Hernandez, and Gonzalez Linares hold official positions in the Guadalajara-based real estate company Bona-Habitat, which was also designated today because it is controlled by Gonzalez Parada.   
      
Caro Quintero and Esparragoza Moreno were identified as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2000 and 2003, respectively.  Both are fugitives from U.S. drug trafficking charges.  Caro Quintero is also wanted for the 1985 kidnapping, torture, and murder of Enrique Camarena, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).



The U.S. State Department’s Narcotics Rewards Program is offering rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Caro Quintero and Esparragoza Moreno.  In June 2014, uncorroborated rumors began to circulate concerning the possible death of Esparragoza Moreno.  However, Mexican officials have not been able to confirm these claims.   
Today’s designation was taken in close coordination with the DEA and is part of a larger effort to sanction Mexican drug trafficking organizations in collaboration with Mexican authorities.

Since June 2000, more than 1,600 entities and individuals have been named pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their role in international narcotics trafficking.  Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties.  Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million.  Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals could face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.

36 comments:

  1. Who's next, real estate agents or barbers?

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    1. Seriously! Someone is definitely desperate

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    2. Dont throw away your life trying to be a narco my friend a nephew of caro quintero got killed following his uncles footsteps his dad was also killed. My other friend got busted in chicago and did 10 years now he cant leave chicago for 5 years because hes on parole.

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  2. Why can't they take their money away in Mexico.? This king pin act is worthless in Mexico.?

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  3. End the drug war already. It don't work with booze how's this gonna work.

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  4. these sanctions are getting lame , just like putin everyone is laughing at these scary sanctions

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  5. Cartel needs to go back to the old school when there was respect

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  6. Your lame most on the king pins list go down

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    1. Like you said Most, not the really important one's. Senator's, General's,especially family members. Why not take away the family money.? The lame one is your mentality,think before typing.

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  7. before politicians, and now attorneys :-(

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  8. @ 6:20 who died and made you the expert

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  9. When is the u.s going to add the u.s to this list for the weapons that were sold to the mofos or the training they gave the zetas . Or all the other shit the u.s does for narcos

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    1. Never, because the US is a Doble moral country they are scare about drugs and violence but any time they catch somebody the only thing they want is the money, they forget the dead people and start thinking just about money. Money, money, Maldives Doble cara y Doble moral

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  10. The war on drugs is all about law enforcement making money off the shit buckets of the drug traffickers, from police to state's attorneys, businessmen, bankers and of course the crooks' defenders and attorneys, so be ready, hide some for your family, but not much, the law ill not go away empty handed, and you get to live another day...

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    1. Exactly bro/sis....I assume bro jeje...the agencies working to combat the "drug" world would have no part of a drug free america.....that would mean no more money....no more drug money busts and no more gov't funding....it is for that reason that they side with certain dto's so they can keep the bust numbers up with intel from the dto in their corner and once they get caught they sell out their informants by busting them and taking the heat off of their backs....if only the idiot conservatives that support all the laws that perpetuate the insanity of prohibition could understand. Unfortunately pride overpowers the obvious when it comes to....so sad but there is no money to be made in a drug free world

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    2. @ Sept 12 2:45am...Hey dumbass it's not just conservatives who support drug laws....facts are that when you have libs/dems have been in office they have ramped up the drug war....don't believe look at the last five presidents....compare their drug offenses arrests....this is not a lib/conservative issue this is an overall government support of a failed drug war...and truly only libertarians who are generally more conservative than liberal have wanted to end the war on drugs....so get out of here with the conservative support bs....

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    3. It is a fact that the only war on drugs that has been won, by conservative republicans, has been the war for crack customers, the CIA invention made them billions of dollars and millions of customers, and put a lot of black people in their place...
      AND thanks for the support, maybe later we will have a chance to vote ourselves up and down into reasoning or getting kicked out of here...

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  11. To me this is just more evidence that Caro Quintero had a deal in place with the government. I think CDS worked out a deal where Chapo turned himself in and Caro Quintero took his spot at the head of CDS with Mayo.

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    1. Why would Chapo agree to that. Do you think someone bribed him? I mean come on.

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  12. Great to see assets seized listen if your going to make your fortune from drugs then you risk losing it all in a matter of minutes of the U.S. gov finds out. Best to make your money the legimate way then you can flaunt it as much as you want.

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  13. Great to see assets seized listen if your going to make your fortune from drugs then you risk losing it all in a matter of minutes of the U.S. gov finds out. Best to make your money the legimate way then you can flaunt it as much as you want.

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  14. 8:19 Bingo. US is all about supply reduction and forget about demand reduction! Trail'em; Nail'em; and Jail;em., but never the ATF. Meanwhile, Tuta is crying 'Timmy is in the well , where is Lassie?' I think a Tuta cartoon character doll will be a big mover at Christmas...similar to Chia Pet. Go figure. Good people are suffering because the big hats have a 'hurdle the dead and trample the weak' attitude. Incredible.

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  15. It's funny how chapo got "caught" and there's nothing to be heard of except for that so called hunger strike

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  16. O theres ways around it.Theyll just put it in someone elses name or Joe Blow off the street for a bribe of course.

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  17. Now that el numero uno is out there is no stopping cds....where is that little sinaloa hater now!? Jajaja sooo funnay omg

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  18. At this point, it's not about controlling a market, or protecting people, those went out the window long ago. This is all about stealing money to fund US federal agencies. What's crazy is that Mexico allows it to happen, but they're getting their share too, I suppose. If it weren't for the corruption in both governments, all of this wouldn't be necessary. Besides, in the US, isn't it considered a fundamental right to have access to legal counsel, and that everyone is innocent until found guilty?

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  19. maybe the USA should add narco politicians too to the list too...just sayin..

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  20. any word on Caro Quinteros roll dawg Don Neto? did mexico release him?

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  21. Those "actions" mean nothing in mexico, its only a circus from the us goverment .. Like a joke.. Here in culiacan all things are smooth and normal.

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  22. "Mexico President slams Texas governor over border crackdown" Of course how else is he going to get his lucrative cut of what ever crosses to border.

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    1. Don't forget US officials get a cut too.

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  23. All american politicians support anti-drug laws and efforts, in public
    BUT behind the courtains and under the table there is another story, and quite different positions, full of wide cover-ups, because they want to protect the american public from knowing the kind of crooks who make it to governing them, as much because they can't handle the truth as because there are tons of shame there there...where they have been bought and paid for the results, way before the elections were over...
    Americans, mexicans and increasingly all over the world, people want the truth, not "select opinions" regarding our maturity or mental challenges.

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  24. It's been a beautiful day, full of agreement, looks like we are going places, and getting about 100 000 visitors per week, nice job, friends and foes. Keep it up...

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  25. Los politicos mexicanos tienen que jalar o se los chingan tambien, ahora que ya regalaron pemex y las nalgas, alguien va a venir por toda la carnada mal-habida.
    The mexican politicians have to get along to not get nailed themselves, but now that they have given away pemex and the butt, somebody will come and recover the ill-gotten bait...
    There is a lot of money there in the mexican politicians bank accounts, if only their sicarios would be smarter they could own all that money...

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  26. That lawyer---Michael J. Piuze---is a past recipient of CAC's "Trial Lawyer of the Year Award." One of the attorneys at his firm is currently on CAC's board. case management software

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