Wednesday, October 8, 2014

El Chapo Guzmán, Ismael Zambada Charged With A Dozen Killings In New U.S. Indictment

 
By Dolia Estevez for Forbes

Mexican drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán can now add murder to the long list of drug-related crimes he is accused of in the U.S. A 21-count indictment unsealed in the Eastern District of New York on September 25 alleges that Sinaloa Cartel leaders El Chapo Guzmán and Ismael El Mayo Zambada employed “sicarios,” or hitmen, to carry out “hundreds of acts of violence, including murders, assaults, kidnappings, assassinations and acts of torture.”

 Considered the most powerful kingpin in the world before his arrest earlier this year in Mexico, El Chapo was the leader of what the indictment describes as the “largest drug trafficking organization in the world.” Zambada was El Chapo’s trusted right-hand man. U.S. law enforcement believe Zambada has succeded El Chapo as head of the criminal organization.  Zambada is thought to be hiding in the mountains of Sinaloa, his home state on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

 The 48-page indictment alleges that Guzmán and Zambada conspired to “intentionally kill” members of Mexican law enforcement, military personnel and public officials. Among the people whose killings they are charged to have ordered are:

 Roberto Velasco Bravo, a commander with Mexico’s now-defunct Ministry of Public Security in charge of the organized crime investigation unit, who was gunned down by hit men in 2008 in Tepito, one of  Mexico City’s most violent and drug-infested neighborhoods.

Rafael Ramírez Jaime, the chief of the arrest division with the State of Mexico’s Attorney General Office, who was executed by hitmen in 2008 in his home in Tlalnepantla, a municipality of the state of Mexico, north of Mexico City.

 Rodolfo Carrillo Fuentes was killed by a dozen hitmen in 2004 in the parking lot of a cinema in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa. He was shot 500 times. Rodolfo was the youngest brother of the legendary Amado Carrillo Fuentes, better known as the Lord of the Skies. The older Carrillo Fuentes was the head of the Carrillo Fuentes cartel until he died in 1997 when he was undergoing facial plastic surgery and liposuction. The execution of Amado’s brother triggered a bloody war between the Carillo Fuentes and Sinaloa cartels.

The indictment alleges that Guzmán and Zambada were also behind the assassinations of Raul LNU, known as “Robachivas,” and Julio Beltrán, presumably Mexican drug criminals.

Guzmán and Zambada have not been charged in Mexico for the alleged murderers of these individuals.

Additionally, Guzmán and Zambada are charged with attempted murder of two individuals identified as John Doe #1 and #2, and with the murders of John Doe #3 to #8. While the identities of these individuals are known to the grand jury, they are classified in the indictment.

They are also accused of murder conspiracy and attempted murder of members of the Beltrán, Carrillo Fuentes, Zeta and Felix Arrellano criminal syndicates.

The indictment alleges that through “a network of corrupt police and political contacts” the Sinaloa Cartel “directed a large scale narcotics transportation network involving the use of land, air and sea transportation assets, shipping multi-ton quantities of cocaine from South America, through Central America and Mexico, and finally into the U.S.”

The sale of these drugs in the U.S., it goes on, generated billions of dollars in profits, which were then laundered back to Mexico. “The drug money was often transported from the U.S. to Mexico in vehicles containing hidden compartments and through other clandestine means.”

The new indictment replaced one unsealed by the same court in 2009 against Guzmán, Zambada, his son Jesús El Vicentillo Zambada, and three Mexican drugs lords: Arturo Beltrán Leyva (killed in 2009), his brother Hector Beltrán Leyva (arrested in Mexico) and Ignacio Coronel (killed in 2010). El Vicentillo Zambada was extradited to the U.S. in 2010 and is currently collaborating with U.S. law enforcement against the Sinaloa leaders, including his father.

Despite facing federal charges in at least seven U.S. jurisdictions, Washington has not requested El Chapo’s extradition. Mexico has strongly rejected the idea of sending Guzmán to the U.S. He is currently behind bars in a high-security prison outside Mexico City.

The U.S. has not requested Zambada’s extradition either. Yet the new indictment strengthens Washington’s hand to ask for his detention for the purpose of extradition. If Mexico accepts and hands him over to the U.S., New York would most likely be the first to try him given these new murder charges.

69 comments:

  1. I'm just sitting here waiting patiently to see what the Patron Saint of this site has to say about this.

    -El Arrepentido de la Sierra

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    1. Who, or how did you get your nickname, el arrepentido de la sierra? You my friend get the oi mames. Award.

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    2. @ EL Arrepentido,

      I know your Arrepentido, repent, cause your full of crap dude. You must be a loner with nothing to do, nor work, you must be a mommas boy. You actually took 5min off your time to write your crap.

      Just so you know, these "patrón saints" from this site that your talking about, are pure quality well respected reporters. Find something else to do. --NAJ

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  2. Why wouldn't the USA demand Guzman given the amount of crime alleged to have been committed in the USA? Unless he has too much to tell about the governments on both sides of the border. Seems for what he is accused of, that the U.S. would be strongly demanding his extradition.

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    1. They want him but mexico wont give him. Demanding is just that...doesnt mean a damn thing in mexico...............demand, yeah, thats a good one. If mexico wont give him up, then what else can the usa realistically do???

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    2. He has to complete the remainder of his sentence since his escape first then face the charges mexico is going to hit him with then the u.s. can have him. The usa cannot "demand" another country anything that is not theirs.

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    3. Why does the US want him for, so they can give him ten years thats a joke!

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    4. If the U.S. wants him he will get him, but of course after he serves his time in mexican prison where he would rather be.

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  3. wtf.. chapo and mayo accused of killing mexican people in mexico? that's a long arm... example.. rodolfo carrillo fuentes was a mexican killed in culiacan.. wtf.. or was rodolfo a DEA AGENT? i dont understand.

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    1. That what I said.. I don't even think a murder case with even hold from another country and all those cases are kind old 2

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  4. Unrelated. But..

    What's happening with Dr. Mireles?

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  5. Hmmmm, I wonder where the info/evidence for the indictment came from?
    -It seems CDS has a snitch(es) in the ranks. Damn, I wonder who it could be?
    -BB I think we should hire the lady from "murder she wrote".

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    1. That Granny can find out shit.she stopped a major cartel in her homestate w her detective skills!!!

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  6. Excellent news....now if Mexico only has the courage and balls to turn him over everyone knows what is next. Fast track to the death chamber. USA federal system death penalty convictions are carried out fast and all knows in the USA he will be convicted and the rats will all be there including la familia de ratas (the Zambada faggots)

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    1. Ten years thats all these idiots give them!

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  7. Im glad they are being charged for all those other cartel members they deserve it. El chapo and mayo are the biggest traitors in the sinaloa they brought down the whole cartel trying to be the only ones to rule and too bad for them their own outcome is not very good. And they also killed Rodolfo Carrillos wife along with him. Son unos mata mujeres!

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    1. So why the overkill when Rodolfo Carillo was assassinated? What did he do to Chapo or Mayo exactly?

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  8. Shot 500 times that has to be a mistake, the body would be in pieces!

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    1. They probably meant shot at 500 times.Meaning the authorities recovered 500 bullet casings. It sounds normal for an ambush if about 8-10 guys fired around 30-60 shots each.

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  9. Ii sit even possible for somebody to get shot 500 times??!!??? 5 times, maybe even 50 times sounds plausible, but 500 times??!!??????

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  10. Where is President Calderon's indictment. He was a big a player as any in the indictment.

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  11. The indictment which was just unsealed means now the USA govt is going to actively pressure and pursue the Mexican govt to extradite Chapo. First rule in extradition.....make sure the evidence is clear and overwhelming. In this case the murders were the "ace in the hole" unlike trafficking. The murders carry the price of death upon conviction. Even though Mexico won't extradite with the death penalty on the table, once he is here you can bet your ass they are going to put it back on the table. There is no diplomacy for terrorists like Chapo. Hopefully the little punk has a new 6x9 cell in the "Big Apple" in the very near future.

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    1. Yea , this piece of shit deserves it for all the thousands of people he killed.

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  12. Looks like El Mayo just earned a couple more bull's-eyes on him. I feel EPN has an urgent need to hunt him down and get rid of him now ASAP. Tuta on the back burner for now. But Tuta is gonna get whacked by one of his own.

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  13. this is just so Chapo won't be released on a technicality like Caro Quintero.

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  14. Like it or not he's a legend.

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  15. I believe i read under mexican law you cant be extradited if the crime you committed makes you eligible for the death penalty which chapo and mayo are under this and previous indictment could be wrong

    3030

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  16. Am i missing something? How can the United States press charges against them for murders committed in Mexico?

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  17. How can the US charge a Mexican National for crimes in México?

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    1. "How can the US charge a Mexican National for crimes in México?"

      The indictment will include CDS ordered hits in the US. The indictment is only referencing the hits in Mexico to show the amount violence these two brought with them.

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    2. AMERICA WORLD POLICE!!

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  18. Who the fuck cares who this guys killed in mexico.u.s.a. stop spending money on this shit.

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  19. I thought they couldn't be charged in the US for crimes committed in Mexico.....

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  20. Dont't tell me you guys actually believe the real chapo is in jail?

    Vicario Fernandez Lizarriga

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    1. The real chapo was in jail. However, he is out and in hiding.

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    2. Oh no, not one of these kooks

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  21. Everyone knows chapo killed El Niño de oro, tambien a julio Beltran

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    1. Why did he kill Julio Beltran?

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    2. He didnt kill julio beltran. That was a family feud with the Tostados.

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    3. They didnt kill julio....he was their compa.....bunch of bs

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  22. Geez, is the U.S. the self-proclaimed Judge and Jury of the World?
    The only thing I can see that the U.S. should be legally able to charge this guy with would be the smuggling of drugs (engaging in the specified behavior).
    The murders: All the persons listed appear to be Mexican citizens, not U.S. citizens.
    No wonder Mexico is giving us the finger.
    WE WOULD DO THE SAME THING.

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  23. It is an extreme stretch of the law to charge Chapo and Mayo in the US for murders committed in Mexico, especially when several of these hits were ordered by Botas Blancas after the split.

    Yeah, I know about the 'connection to part of a continuing criminal enterprise', yada yada, but these charges are WEAK.

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  24. Funny they have not been charged by the Mexican government for murdering the government agents..
    Wtf

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  25. i don't get it. hes wanted in the usa for murders committed in Mexico

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  26. More money coming from$ chapos$ wallet. Pena and obama partners on crime. $$$$$$$$$$

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  27. This guy should be treated like a terrorist.

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  28. So your telling me they charge him of murder against other members of different cartels???? Thats more of a good thing to do getting rid of others and lastly themselves.

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  29. The US does not have jurisdiction to try murder cases that happened outside of the US and where there were non-US citizens who were murdered. Didn't make sense. Then other countries should try George Bush, Henry Kissinger and others for killing innocent people outside of the US.

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  30. 1:27 el patron saint says:
    Arrepentido de la asierrada que te dieron, tu eres la gallina de laredo y has puesto otro huevo, el papa es el gallo negro de como me llamo
    Y he dicho!
    PS: arrepentido, te dicen asi porque siempre andas de rodillas?

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  31. Everyone knows chapo is a great man.. Ask his family.. But dont ask the other cartels..

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  32. Who gives a fuck... The dude is living it up better in prison than on the outside, now he's in a fucking fortress so he's even protected better. Crooked ass mexican government. They ain't letting that stumpy legged fuck get extradited so who the fuck cares.

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  33. I would be surprised if this guy wasn't some well payed look alike stand in while the real El Chapo is hiding out in the mountains somewhere enjoying his billions. Or has the DEA/CIA/US Government dumped their support for CDS and backing another cartel now?

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    1. "I would be surprised if this guy wasn't some well payed look alike stand in while the real El Chapo is hiding out in the mountains somewhere enjoying his billions. Or has the DEA/CIA/US Government dumped their support for CDS and backing another cartel now?"
      He would be safer in prison since CDS is getting their ass kicked all over Mexico. It's best he goes the El Azul route and fake his own death in prison then disappear.

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  34. Hang them all, fk'en rat bitches....he got what he deserved and lets hope you die in prison....all that $$$ and for what, bet Pino Neto is happy and living large

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  35. hahahaha ...he is a legend....yeah...a legend,like...the biggest coward,traitor snitch,gets caucht by marines and crys like a lil girl legend!!!!!thats the way we see him here in mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A LEGEND!!! NOT!!!!!!

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  36. All this charges FOR WHAT? If US does get him here, all Sapo is going to is RAT out Zambada for a lesser sentence them RAT out other people like EL MENCHO MENSO. then Sapo will be in the Witness Protection Program with Rene Boxer Enriquez. n its TRUE facing charges that he commited in Mexico?WTF! is that all about???

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  37. Millie add Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone to the list also.

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  38. "Who, or how did you get your nickname, el arrepentido de la sierra? You my friend get the oi mames. Award."

    The hell does "oi mames" mean?

    Anyway, you have to read all topics to understand how I got that name.

    -El Arrepentido de la Sierra

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    1. No mames. That's what that means

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    2. Anyway, you have to read all topics to understand how I got that name.

      -El Arrepentido de la Sierra

      Hey El Arrepentido de la Sierra since these fuck boys are trying to disrespect you write corrido for their lame ass.
      ---Common Chivis I know you want to see that song!!!

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    3. Bahahahaha a corrido!

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  39. I also found it curious that these individuals were being charged for murders allegedly committed in Mexico against Mexican nationals. A U.S. court would lack personal jurisdiction, and even if murder of Mexican nationals in Mexico were prohibited by U.S. law, such a law would probably be unconstitutional, anyway.

    So, without reading the indictment, there are a couple of possibilities that occurred to me. First, that the murders are simply being alleged as predicate acts in an indictment that seeks to make a different case, such as Kingpin Act or Rico Act violations. Second, the murders may be used as aggravating factors in a criminal prosecution for straight drug trafficking or other criminal offenses committed in the U.S. In order to analyze the matter properly I would have to read the indictment to see how the murders are being charged.
    -- un vato.

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  40. "Shot 500 times that has to be a mistake, the body would be in pieces!"

    not if they are good shots and shoot in tight patterns-the five hundred bullets went through a small 3 inch diameter. jajaja

    "The usa cannot "demand" another country anything that is not theirs."

    as they say in Mexico, with money, the dog dances...and the USA gives Mexico lots of money...so they better dance like good little dogs

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  41. dicen que el mayo zambada, los guzman y los beltranes
    y el caballo esta muy triste, siempre te han de recordar
    por jugueton y travieso, mucho mas te han de extrañar
    en tu tumba con trizteza, se pusieron a llorar

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  42. So the us wants him to Pay for killing other traffikers mierda con mierda smh

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  43. Dearest Chivis,
    Tears are staining my white blouse with salt water diluted mascara upon reading of your upcoming retirement. Thank you so much for all your forditude, humanity and bravery. If not for your diligence in reporting the heartbreaking conditions of various communities since the beginning of this horrible drug war nightmare for English-primary lingual individuals, Mainstream media complicity would have kept many ignorant otherwise. You are beloved, revered, respected and trusted by so many and rightly so. To me, and some of my fellow journalism students and professors, you are more than an inspiration: you set the bar for reporting ethically, boldly and empathetically. You reveal multiple facets of important events in the drug war with vivid and unflinching writing, exposing the damages endless acts of unyeilding brutality inflict on many different communities struggling to survive. You are an incredible role model: a compassionate, kind-hearted, strong, active, selfless, humble, protector of the needy, abused, targeted and tortured. Thank you for teaching me through example as well as education and awareness. Thank you for serving the world by reporting stories too heavy for many people to even cognate with grace and a firey heart for justice. Thank you for giving freely of your time, energy and soul to this seemingly endless struggle. Thank you for caring for all drug war victims, individuals to entire towns. You will be certainly missed by many of the best forum contributors to mainboard lurkers. I pray for your well being as well as your loved ones and hope in your retirement you are surrounded by laughter, joy, peace and unconditional love. Bless you dear, dear, woman!
    In adoration, your undergrad J-school friend,
    Manuela

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  44. dear stained white blouse...so sweet your message.
    abrazos

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