Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: Servando Gomez Patino "El Pelon"
Recommendation: Some prior knowledge of Knight Templar Cartel would be useful]
Reporter: Proceso Redaction
Servando Gomez Patino "El Pelon", was sentenced to 27 years 8 months and 3 days of prison for the crimes of belonging to a criminal organization and carrying arms for exclusive use by the Armed Forces.
The son of the ex leader of the criminal organization the Knights Templar, Servando Gomez Martinez "La Tuta", was detained on the 28th of January 2009, after helping out at a cock fight in Arteaga, Michaocan.
In the communication, the PGR informed that the accomplices of "El Pelon", Arnoldo Zavala Hernandez, "El Tejon", Otoniel Lopez Aguayo, "El Tony", and Nicolas Urena Aguirre or Francisco Ramos Moctezuma, "El Nico" or "El Chaparro", received the same sentence from the Judge of the Second District for Federal Penal Processes with base in Tepic, Nayarit.
This was achieved after the Public Ministry of the Federation provided sufficient proof against the subject in the penal process.
The four criminals, imprisoned in CEFERESO no.4 Noroeste agreed to being member of La Familia Michoacana, a group which spawned the Knights Templar, and admitted that they carried out criminal operations in Michoacán territory.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso